This month, we celebrate Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual observance in February of the achievements and culture of African Americans.
The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by Black Americans and other peoples of African descent.
Black History Month." History.com History.com, 2021. Web 19 Jan. 2021.
For resources, visit these sites:
Biography.com biographies and daily features
The Black Past: Remembered & Reclaimed reference center dedicated to providing reliable and accurate information on the African history and ancestry
BrainPop® and BrainPopJr® Teacher Resources
Coloring Book Fun
FamilyEducation learn about the accomplishments of famous and lesser-known African-Americans
History.com including Black History Facts learn about the origins of Black History Month
Museum of African American History opens minds and changes lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture
NAACP Historical Moments for Black History Month
PBS Parents Teaching your child about Black History
Scholastic Lesson Plans
Smithsonian Educator Resources