In August 1970, Assemblymember Willie L. Brown Jr. had his legislation to create Black American Day passed and signed by Gov. Ronald Reagan. March 5 is the date when Crispus Attucks was the first to die for America exactly two centuries earlier in 1770. Since then, five million African-Americans have served in 12 major conflicts, with two million Black veterans alive today. ReUNION:Education-Arts-Heritage, the African-American instructional channel since 2010, uses African-American military history, including the five centuries of resistance, and the relationship with the Constitution, as the pillars of instruction. Executive Producer John William Templeton concludes the 12th annual Come to the Water seven week professional development on Sunday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Eastern with The Answer is Five Million. Educators and parents can call 415-240-3537 to book the four-hours daily of instructional television for their schools or youth serving institutions. Pictured above is the the African-American Veterans Monument in Buffalo, championed by Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-NY
The Answer is Five Million: Black American Day March 5 at 7 pm Eastern
Register for the entire 7-week series Come to the Water: Teaching Black History
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Webb Space Telescope director with ReUNION’s John Templeton
ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage launches a preview month for educators, parents and administrators with a free viewing of the 21st annual Innovation&Equity annual scientific proceeding of the 50 Most Important African Americans in Technology and the Roy L. Clay Sr. Technology Pinnacle Awards.
Featured is Gregory Robinson, director of mankind’s most ambitious space exploration, the James Webb Space Telescope. Robinson describes what to expect as the telescope reaches success. Robinson is a Danville, VA native who graduated from Virginia Union University and Howard University. Between now and then, take the Free African Schools professional development.