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Black History Month Instructional Resources

Resources suporting Black History Month (HS).

1619 Project: Pulitzer Center Education Programming | Pulitzer Center

The 1619 Project: Pulitzer Center Education Programming. The Pulitzer Center is proud to be the education partner for The 1619 Project, which is inaugurated by a special issue of The New York Times Magazine. Click here for our curricular resources...

African American History Month - For Teachers

Teacher resources for African American History Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

All the Colors We Are/Todos los colores de nuestra piel: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color/La historia de por qu...

All the Colors We Are/Todos los colores de nuestra piel: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color/La historia de por qué tenemos diferentes colores de piel [Katie Kissinger] on FREE shipping on qualifying offers.

The essential resource for 20 years!
Celebrate the essence of one way we are all special and different from one another—our skin color! This bilingual (English/Spanish) book offers children a simple

American RadioWorks - Say it Plain, Say it Loud

Public speech making has played a powerful role in the long struggle by African Americans for equal rights. This collection, for the ear and the eye, highlights speeches by an eclectic mix of black leaders. Their impassioned, eloquent words continue to affect the ideas of a nation and the direction of history.

August Wilson and the Black Arts Movement

This video from August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand examines the influence of the Black Arts Movement on the writing of the renowned playwright.  Wilson came of age during the Black Power and Black Arts Movements and was greatly influenced by their political, ethical and aesthetic ideas.  The clip features interviews with Wilson himself, Civil Rights activist Sala Udin, and fellow playwright Rob Penny.

Awesome Stories: African American History

Stories highlighting the Upsd and Downs of African American History

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise | Video | THIRTEEN - New York Public Media

In his new four-hour series, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America—and our nation as a whole.

Black Culture Connection: Black History, Film & More | PBS

Explore Black History and Culture with PBS through a collection of stories, films and shows brought to you by trusted public television partners.

Black History and Culture - Google Arts & Culture

Discover thousands of artworks, artifacts and stories from cultural
organizations across the United States.

Black History in Two Minutes

Brief and concise historical episodes of the African-American experience. Narrated by renowned historian, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and executive produced by Robert F. Smith.


If you have 90 seconds then you have enough time to watch Black History Mini Docs. Legendary Producer and Filmmaker Neema Barnette (Civil Brand, Women thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day) presents Black History Mini Docs.

Black History Month teaching resources | PBS NewsHour Extra

News for Students and Teacher Resources 7-12 Grade Level

Celebrate Black History Month

Historical Times articles, lesson plans, crosswords, multimedia and more from The Learning Network and the New York Times.

CommonLit | President Obama's Remarks on Trayvon Martin Ruling

Commonlit is a free resource which offers guided reading, paired texts,discussion, teacher guide and more. Create an account to view resources

Digital Classroom: Sam Cooke, 'A Change Is Gonna Come'

Learning resources related to 'A Change Is Gonna Come' by Sam Cooke

Dynamics of Desegregation | Video | THIRTEEN - New York Public Media

Dynamics of Desegregation, which aired in 1962 and 1963, was a 15-part “intensive study of race relations in the United States.” Harvard psychology professor, Thomas F. Pettigrew, hosted the series. It “looks at the historical, political, psychological, personal and cultural aspects of segregation,” with a particular emphasis on the South.

EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources | EDSITEment

The National Endowment for the Humanities Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources, includes vetted websites and EDSITEment-developed lessons on African American history and literature arranged roughly by historical period.

Exhibitions and Presentations - Civil Rights - Themed Resources | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Multimedia resources from the Library of Congress that support instruction about civil rights.

Facing History & Ourselves: Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month is more than a celebration of selected achievements by a talented few. It is a time for students, educators, and historians to deeply examine pivotal moments of the African American experience. The historical impact of African Americans on the story of America is profound and ongoing – but it is within the study of this history that we become better equipped to wrestle with the challenges and opportunities around contemporary discussions of racism.