Durham, NC (BlackNews.com) â€“ To celebrate Black History Month, EveryBlackEvent.com is inviting the public to submit photos, written accounts (essays or short stories), or other media of historical Black events. The very best submissions will be featured on the website for the world to see.
EveryBlackEvent.com is a comprehensive nationwide list of African-American events and organizations. The site provides a way for any Black organization to easily submit information about upcoming events for immediate, worldwide distribution. It also includes profiles and contact information of Black organizations, video clips, a slot machine game and a page for anyone to signup as a volunteer. The web site’s slogan is: “Every Black Event; Past, Present, and Future.”
The Black history month submission idea was inspired by Mr. Horace Henry of Atlanta, GA and Mr. Eric B Willis of Waterford, MI.
Mr. Henry has been a photographer in Atlanta since 1969 and is the author of the book One Day in January, features a series of photos of the very first memorial service for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which took place nine months after his assassination.
Mr. Willis is the author of The Willis Handbook: An Intersection of Genealogy, Memoirs & History of a Black Family 1835-2003, which chronicles 168 years of an African American family from the slavery era to the technology age.
For more information on how to submit a photo or written account for Black History Month, interested ones should visit www.EveryBlackEvent.com and click on the “Black History” tab.