The Black History Educational Network is an organization dedicated to helping promote African-American culture in the country. This year, the best and most well-conceptualized calendar is available for purchase in any Walgreens, Co. store, Jewel-Osco and Martin’s. You can also get the 2013 Black History HBCU Calendar directly from BlackHistoryHBCU.com website via online purchase and help raise funds to benefit twelve different HBCUs. The price for one copy is $6.99. For bulk calendar purchases, you can place your order by calling the Black History Educational Network at 312-640-9550.
The theme for this year’s publication is African-American history. It has evolved from a simple calendar to a research guide that chronicles the monumental events in the history of African Americans in the United States. The Journey Through African-American History Resource Guide presents facts and figures, data and dates, and various trivia on African American history.
The organization started its national fund raising program in 2006 under the direction of its dedicated president Tracey D. Alston. The first national fundraising program was done in coordination with with Walgreens, Co. For every calendar sold in any Walgreens, Co. store, the company donates one dollar to the HBCU schools in need of funding. Since that time, over a quarter of a million dollars has been raised for the benefit of these schools.
Currently, the distribution of the The Journey Through African-American History Resource Guide and Calendar has been expanded and covers various national retail stores including grocery store chains. The calendar is also sold in various school districts throughout the United States. The organization is inviting national retailers and private businesses to participate in the fundraising program by selling the calendars in their establishments.
This project was started seven years ago when the funding for different HBCUs has started declining. Because the nation’s economy was failing, many institutions were not given the same amount for grants as before. What resulted was a decline in the number of students that are given scholarships and financial help for their education. The organization responded to the challenge of providing help to these institutions by starting a fund raising drive using the Black History Calendar.