BHM booklet celebrates African Americans in times of war


Every February Karen Lomasney, secretary to the Port Arthur ISD superintendent, creates a National Black History Month booklet. This year is no exception.

She uses different themes for the booklets. The theme for this booklet is “African Americans in times of war,” with entries of those who served. Other entries show how schools in the district are observing National Black History Month.

The introduction to the booklet says the military history of African Americans spans from the arrival of the first enslaved Africans during the colonial history of the United States to the present day. In every war fought by or within the United States, African Americans participated, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American…

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