Pave the way to understanding
October 10 - EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 22, 2020

Download and share the HistoryThon flyer

Click here to read the letter from the African American Trail Project co-directors.

HistoryThon is a walkathon, on your own schedule, to support education about African American history, in concert with our work to prepare educators in developing expertise in K-12 anti-racist education. Join us in paving the way to understanding

  • Choose when and where your journey takes you! 

    • Explore walks, trails, and sites of historical importance to the African American experience selected from a list provided at registration. 

    • Participate anytime between October 10-November 22, 2020

  • Ask your community to support you! 

    • We are raising funds* to answer urgent calls for classroom-ready resources about African American history. To meet these calls, we need to digitally publish our Making Freedom: African Americans in U.S. History source book series. It’s an invaluable treasure trove of resources for teachers that explores the role and agency of African Americans in shaping our nation from 1600 through today.  

  • Pave the way to understanding!

    • Put on your walking shoes, grab a friend, and get outside to learn more about local African American history.


Register as an individual or build a team: Inviting friends, family, and colleagues to join the HistoryThon journey is a great way to participate! A group of participants who complete HistoryThon together, either in person or virtually, can register via the online platform as a "team."

  • Prizes will be awarded to individual participants, as well as to members of the team that walks the most miles, visits the most sites, recruits the most participants, and raises the most funds; and for teachers, the one who has engaged the most students.
  • For every team (or individual) that raises $1,500 or more, Primary Source will donate one of its courses to a teacher.

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What to expect during HistoryThon:

*Registration is free and fundraising is greatly appreciated but not required for participation in HistoryThon.

Having problems registering or building your team? Click here for detailed instructions!

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