February is Black History Month!
“Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month….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.” Source: History.com Editors. “Black History Month.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 14 Jan. 2010, https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month.
Check out some of these resources to learn more:
https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month Black History month origins and photo gallery.
https://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans Black history resources–blogs, articles, programs, and social media.
https://repository.duke.edu/dc/behindtheveil Duke University oral history project chronicling African-American life during segregation. Free to listen to.
https://www.loc.gov/collections/frederick-douglass-newspapers/about-this-collection Fredrick Douglass newspapers.
https://www.ala.org/rt/emiert/cskbookawards Coretta Scott King book awards.