African American History IS American History
Although the transatlantic slave trade began as early as the 16th century, the first Africans to be brought to the colonies as slaves arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619. It is imperative to the study and understanding of African American history to acknowledge that African American history is not a separate history from American history. It is fully intertwined with all events in American history, from the early years of colonization to the present day United States.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Deanna Simmons is a historian of African American History. She has a BA in history and is currently pursuing an MA in history with a concentration in African American History. She has been published in the peer-reviewed Saber and Scroll Journal of the American Public University System.
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
“I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, but I am also much more than that. So are we all.”