Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories


PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of African American/Black History Month, celebrated each year during the month of February, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork, the Black History Month observance poster.

The theme for this month’s observance is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.”

“The story of African Americans unfolds across the United States, beginning before the arrival of the Mayflower and continuing to the present. One cannot tell the story of America without preserving and reflecting on the places and points in history where African Americans have made an impact in adjusting our societal ‘moral compass,’” said Ms. Dawn Smith, the DEOMI project officer for monthly observance products. “The poster was designed to reflect a few of the people and places that through time have become Hallowed Ground.”