Projects Supported by the 400

The 400 Years of African American History Commission is proud to present a set of documentaries produced by students as one of the categories of the National History Day Contest under the theme “Frontiers in History: People, Ideas, and Events.” This June, over 2,600 students and teachers from the entire United States and its territories attended the annual competition at the University of Maryland, College Park, where students spent months researching their chosen topic’s significance in history and communicating their ideas in creative formats. Check out the work done on activism, the arts, social justice, and landmark dates in the civil rights movement by these incredible students here!

Aberdeen Gardens 158: Built By Us For Us is a film produced by the Aberdeen Garden Foundation with support of a grant from the 400 Years of African American History Commission. The community was designed and built to provide African American shipping workers with modern homes.