You’ll never know where you’re going, unless you first know where you’ve been. Join The Educational Network (TEN), its media partners and local civic and corporate notables for the Adopt-A-School/Know Your History Calendar Drive which will put “Our History Today! An African-American Journey” black history calendars into the hands of local youth – from approximately 35 calendars for an average-sized classroom; to 500 calendars for an entire elementary school; and 1,000 calendars for a high school. Purchased calendars will be compiled and celebrated during the Calendar Drive and live radio remote on Power 92 FM, scheduled at the Chicago Defender on Presidents Day/February 20.

The calendar features hundreds of key facts highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of notable history-makers. The 2017 collector’s edition provides full-page profiles of 13 prominent African Americans in politics, education, sports, business, media and film/television; as well as a farewell pictorial tribute to President Barack Obama. The calendar serves as a national fundraising vehicle for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), showcases 12 such institutions, and lists nearly $1 million in available scholarships.

WHAT:           An Adopt-A-School/Know Your History Calendar Drive and Radio Remote hosted by The Educational Network, Crawford Broadcasting, the Chicago Defender, and NBC-5

WHEN:           Monday, February 20, 2017 – 3:00 to 7:00 pm

WHERE:         The Chicago Defender, 4445 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

WHO:              Local elected officials

                        Civic, community and corporate leaders

                        Calendar notables (please call to confirm

                        Radio personalities from Power 92 and 106.3


In conjunction with the calendar, TEN has also developed a Black HizQuiz app for iPhone and Android platforms that features more than 300 questions, bold animations and a cool soundtrack; as well as an online lesson plan system for teaching Black History and Multicultural Studies to students, grades K-12. The Common Core-aligned program is currently being used by teachers in several school districts across the nation. For more information, please visit www.BlackHistoryHBCU.com; or contact The Educational Network at 312-470-0270.

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