The Yocum African American History Association (YAAHA) is a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to sharing educational resources about black history and providing historical milestones that prove that black history is American history. YAAHA provides public speaking opportunities and resources that include free lesson plans and Profile in Leadership PowerPoints that are highly effective for visual and auditory learners.

YAAHA’s lessons celebrate black history in America and present information about scientists, activists, teachers, athletes, entertainers, politicians, authors, and black patriots from all military conflicts.

Click here to view one of YAAHA’s free lessons, and then we invite you to subscribe to all of them.

YAAHA’s resource history book, Black History 1619 to 2019, An Illustrated and Documented African American History is available in eBook and printed format on Amazon.com and through all national bookstores. YAAHA’s team preserves the integrity of black history and demonstrates that black history is American history.

“Our Academy refers to this excellent and objective review of Black History that sheds light on many chapters of American history in clear, objective, and precise language backed up by thorough research and many compelling photos and individual stories. It enables real conversation and constructive thinking about race in this country instead of the propaganda that seeks racial division for economic and political gain. I encourage other schools to use it when developing their American History courses, particularly during Black History month, as it is a wealth of resources for lesson planning.”

Frank LaGrotteria, D.Min, Headmaster, Bridgeport International Academy

The Yocum African American History Association mission is to broaden the knowledge of the cultural sector, educational community, and public by making available documented African American history.

Who We Are

Sandra K. Yocum,
Founder/President

Frances Presley Rice,
Vice President

A Glimpse Into Black History in America: Curated by Yocum African American History Association

1619-1719

King James granted a charter to the Virginia Company of London in 1606 to establish a British Colony in the New World. The British used an expendable workforce of the underprivileged, but by the late 17th century, they were replaced by slaves from Africa.

● Indentured servants and white slaves populated Virginia Company

● Anthony Johnson one of the first blacks who owned slaves

● Britain sent convicts, women, and children to the New World

● Triangular Slave Trade began in 1660

1719-1819

The Triangular Slave Trade continued until 1808 when the importation of slaves ended. Anti-British sentiment led to the Revolutionary War, where black heroes served in an integrated Continental Army. Major slave rebellions occurred throughout the Colonial Era as slavery expanded with:

● The invention of Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin (1793)

● Fugitive Slave Law (1793)

● Louisiana Purchase (1803)

● Domestic slave trade

1819-1919

The Missouri Compromise of 1820 and 1850 with its Fugitive Slave Act would escalate the debate on slavery between the North and the South. After the Civil War and by the end of Reconstruction, around 2,000 black leaders held local, state, and federal offices. WWI would again see blacks eagerly volunteer for service.

● White and black abolitionists worked against slavery

● 180,000 blacks served in the Union Army

● 26 blacks received the Medal of Honor for Civil War service

● By end of WWI, blacks served in all combat and non-combat army units

1919-2019

Returning WWI, black veterans developed thriving communities like Black Wall Street only to find the KKK’s resurgence a threat. WWII black veterans who gallantly served their country found the fight for civil rights continued at home.

● The Great Depression would lead to the FDR’s New Deal

● College-educated Tuskegee Airmen became the most successful “fighter squadron” in WWII

● Ruling of Brown v. Board of Education to desegregate schools

● Passage of The Civil Rights Bills of 1964, 1965, 1968

● The post-Civil Rights Movement continues with school choice and opportunity zones

YAAHA is dedicated to encouraging harmonious race relations by educating the public on 400 years of African American history.

Your contribution will help us provide learning tools and references to advance our goal of educating those eager to learn more about black history in the United States.

Donations will support our campaign to use our book, lesson plans, and various communication tools to educate all Americans, especially black Americans, of their ancestral history from 1619 to present day.

Donors will receive exclusive advance notices about YAAHA events and activities.

Donations over $100 will receive a copy of our book BLACK HISTORY 1619-2019: An Illustrated and Documented African-American History

A Glimpse Into Black History in America: Curated by Yocum African American History Association

1619-1719

King James granted a charter to the Virginia Company of London in 1606 to establish a British Colony in the New World. The British used an expendable workforce of the underprivileged, but by the late 17th century, they were replaced by slaves from Africa.

● Indentured servants and white slaves populated Virginia Company

● Anthony Johnson one of the first blacks who owned slaves

● Britain sent convicts, women, and children to the New World

● Triangular Slave Trade began in 1660

1719-1819

The Triangular Slave Trade continued until 1808 when the importation of slaves ended. Anti-British sentiment led to the Revolutionary War, where black heroes served in an integrated Continental Army. Major slave rebellions occurred throughout the Colonial Era as slavery expanded with:

● The invention of Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin (1793)

● Fugitive Slave Law (1793)

● Louisiana Purchase (1803)

● Domestic slave trade

1819-1919

The Missouri Compromise of 1820 and 1850 with its Fugitive Slave Act would escalate the debate on slavery between the North and the South. After the Civil War and by the end of Reconstruction, around 2,000 black leaders held local, state, and federal offices. WWI would again see blacks eagerly volunteer for service.

● White and black abolitionists worked against slavery

● 180,000 blacks served in the Union Army

● 25 blacks received the Congressional Medal of Honor for Civil War service

● By end of WWI, blacks served in all combat and non-combat army units

1919-2019

1919-2019
Returning WWI, black veterans developed thriving communities like Black Wall Street only to find the KKK’s resurgence a threat. WWII black veterans who gallantly served their country found the fight for civil rights continued at home.

● The Great Depression would lead to the FDR’s New Deal

● College-educated Tuskegee Airmen became the most successful “fighter squadron” in WWII

● Ruling of Brown v. Board of Education to desegregate schools

● Passage of The Civil Rights Bills of 1964, 1965, 1968

● The post-Civil Rights Movement continues with school choice and opportunity zones

YAAHA is dedicated to encouraging harmonious race relations by educating the public on 400 years of African American history.

Your contribution will help us provide learning tools and references to advance our goal of educating those eager to learn more about black history in the United States.

Donations will support our campaign to use our book, lesson plans, and various communication tools to educate all Americans, especially black Americans, of their ancestral history from 1619 to present day.

Donors will receive exclusive advance notices about YAAHA events and activities.

Donations over $100 will receive a copy of our book BLACK HISTORY 1619-2019: An Illustrated and Documented African-American History