Thursday, February 4, 2010

February Is Black History Month

February is commemorated as Black History Month in the US. Black History Month began as "Negro History Week," and was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African-American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass (one of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement which fought to end slavery decades before the Civil War) and President Abraham Lincoln, most remembered for his Emancipation Proclamation which declared slaves free.

"Two Slaves of the following description, Male 1 under 12 years, Female 1 between 12 and 50 years," Measures 7.75" x 5.5". Only 1 available! State: Virginia; Year: April 1, 1815

Throughout the month I will be posting collectible slavery documents from this period of our country's history. For more information visit our web site,, or call George LaBarre at 1-800-717-9529.

George H. LaBarre Galleries - Collectible Stocks and Bonds.

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