Pave the way to understanding

HistoryThon is a walkathon, on your own schedule, to explore African American history and to advance Primary Source’s essential work that supports educators in teaching accurately and inclusively about U.S. history.

  • You can join us!
    • Participate anytime between Saturday, October 1 – Sunday, November 6, 2022
    • Explore walks, trails, and sites and learn about their importance to the African American experience OR commit to walking 20 miles while listening to our curated playlist about African American history (materials provided at registration)
  • You can make a difference!
    • Expand much-needed awareness about African American history
    • HistoryThon raises funds* to support Primary Source in developing and updating African American history programming and resources, including the Making Freedom Digital Curriculum project
  • Together, let’s pave the way to understanding!
    • Put on your walking shoes, grab a friend, and get outside to learn more about African American history
    • Register as an individual or build a team: inviting friends, family, and/or colleagues to join HistoryThon is a great way to participate! There will be opportunities to win prizes!

* Fundraising is not required though is very much appreciated!

What to expect during HistoryThon:

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Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Activist Level

Ally Level

Nellie Mae Foundation
Reynders Mcveigh Logo

Individual Sponsors:
Nannette & William Braucher
Hester Brooks

Eileen & Jack Connors, Jr.
Elizabeth Goodman

Jonathan & Meredith Meeks
Caroline Michel
Rosemary & William Pisano
Anne & John Watt


Sponsorships are available!
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