Black History is American History

To read about successful, influential black women in the 1800’s, see the Yocum African American History Association (YAAHA) Profile In Leadership lesson plan.

The Yocum African American History Association (YAAHA) believes black history is American history and preserving important forgotten information about black Americans as an integral part of America’s history is vital to changing perspectives about black history in America.

YAAHA offers learning tools and references, such as free lesson plans, the Profiles In Leadership series and the book “Black History 1619-2019: An Illustrated and Documented African-American History” available in ebook and printed format on and through all national bookstores.

 All proceeds from book sales are donated to YAAHA.

The Czar of Black Hollywood acclaimed director Bayer Mack's epic two-part independent documentary “Black Seeds: The History of Africans in America” that is inspired by the book is the history of black Americans that spans from the arrival of the first Africans during the colonial history of the United States to the present day. The powerful film uses dramatic historical reenactments, rare period illustrations, and an original music score. The film is featured on Prime and Apple TV. 

The film won “Best Documentary Feature” at the Denton Black Film Festival.

Share enlightening information about the accomplishments of black Americans by visiting the YAAHA Face book page.


The Yocum African American History Association (EIN: 83-2130732) is a non-profit IRS Section 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to providing free educational resources to the public about 400 years of African American history. Contributions to YAAHA are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Please Donate

Charitable donations to YAAHA will help the organization promote a better understanding of factual black history that can foster new perspectives, positive attitudes, and encouragement for those questioning how they can make a difference in their communities.

Donations may be made online.

Also, donations by check made payable to YAAHA may be sent to:

P. O. Box 1507

Medina, OH 44258-1507

To see additional information about how black history is American history, visit the YAAHA website

Thank you for your support of YAAHA's vital educational campaign.