Every year from Feb. 1 to March 1, the United States and Canada participate in a monthlong celebration honoring the history and many contributions of Africans-Americans. So what better time is there for Go Overseas to recognize the number of awesome African Americans who have studied abroad?
For 2013, the theme for Black History Month is “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality.” This theme was created in light of two very special anniversaries: on Jan. 1, 1863, 150 years ago, the Emancipation Proclamation was set, marking the beginning of the end of slavery. Fast forward one hundred years later in 1973, Dr. Martin Luther King gave his famous “I have a Dream Speech” during the March on Washington. These events are very important in the history of both African-Americans and equality; thus, 2013’s Black History Month is most certainly worth celebrating.
Read on for more information on hardworking and inspiring African-American leaders who studied overseas.