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Library of Congress: African American History

Library of Congress: African American History | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
The Library of Congress celebrates the contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history.'
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10 Little Known Black History Facts

10 Little Known Black History Facts | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

History is often reduced to a handful of memorable moments and events.  In Black history, those events often include courageous stories like those of The Underground Railroad and historic moments like the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But these are only a few of the significant and important events to know and remember.

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See 12 Powerful Photos of Martin Luther King Jr.

See 12 Powerful Photos of Martin Luther King Jr. | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

From the Montgomery bus boycott to the March on Washington

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Visit these 50 places during Black History Month

Visit these 50 places during Black History Month | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
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Here are 50 places, some off the beaten path, where we can remember African-American history and contributions.

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Listen to a Rare Recording of Rosa Parks Telling Her Story

Listen to a Rare Recording of Rosa Parks Telling Her Story | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
The conversation was recorded in 1973
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A Look Back at the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A Look Back at the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Martin Luther King Jr: A Life in Pictures
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These images are a powerful addition to any lessons on the Civil Rights Movement. In today's world, it is hard for children to imagine what life was like back then. Providing lots of visuals will better help them grasp these tumultuous times in our nation's history.

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5 facts about Rosa Parks and the movement she helped spark

5 facts about Rosa Parks and the movement she helped spark | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Tuesday marks 60 years since Rosa Louise McCauley Parks refused to give up her bus seat in Montgomery, Ala., to a white man, becoming an iconic symbol in the Civil Rights Movement.

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Black studies group founded in Chicago celebrates 100 years

Black studies group founded in Chicago celebrates 100 years | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History Month, first began his journey to promote black life and culture 100 years ago on the South Side of Chicago. On Sept. 9, 1915, he founded a study group that became known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

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Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights matriarch, dies

Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights matriarch, dies | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Longtime civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson played a pivotal role in Selma, Alabama

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Emma Didlake, nation's oldest veteran dies at age 110

Emma Didlake, nation's oldest veteran dies at age 110 | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

When Didlake was 38 and a mother of five, she joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) during World War II. She served stateside for about seven months during the war, as a private and driver.

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Exhibit Opened in New Orleans on July 4 About Black Experience in WW2

Exhibit Opened in New Orleans on July 4 About Black Experience in WW2 | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

About to be overrun by Germans, a young black lieutenant called in an artillery barrage on his own position, knowing he'd be killed. It was the only way to hold off the enemy.

The sacrifice by 1st Lt. John Fox is one of many endured by the 100,000 African-American service members during World War II and is now the focus of an exhibit at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

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Philadelphia Music Activist Is The Godmother of Black Music Month

Philadelphia Music Activist Is The Godmother of Black Music Month | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Chaka Khan may have made the song 'I'm Every Woman' the ubiquitous theme of the 80s, but Dyana Williams is a true testament of the title in the present day. When it comes to the recognition, cultivation and preservation of Black Music, she epitomizes the anthem.

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Meet 14 African American Inventors

Meet 14 African American Inventors | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Meet 14 inventors who changed history with their contributions to science, industry, business, agriculture, transportation, and communication. Think about what kind of obstacles they may have faced, both personally and professionally.
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The Last Buffalo Soldier Tomie L. Gaines Has Passed Away at the Age of 93

The Last Buffalo Soldier Tomie L. Gaines Has Passed Away at the Age of 93 | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

The last living Buffalo Soldier passed away last weekend at the age of 93, in Greenville, South Carolina. Tomie L. Gaines served from March 1943 to December 1945 with the 27th Calvary, an all-Black unit.

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106-Year-Old Meets the Obamas, Dances With Joy

106-Year-Old Meets the Obamas, Dances With Joy | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Virginia McLaurin danced her way across the room as she met Barack and Michelle Obama as part of Black History Month.

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A Black History Month message from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald

A Black History Month message from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

During this year’s Black History Month, let us honor and celebrate all African American Veterans who have risked, and often sacrificed, their lives in service to this great Nation.

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Black History Month: Google Cultural Institute

Black History Month: Google Cultural Institute | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Explore African-American history and culture.

Discover thousands of artworks, artifacts and stories from cultural organizations across the United States.
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6 Teaching Tools for Black History Month

6 Teaching Tools for Black History Month | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Black History Month provides a great opportunity for students to explore and learn more about a variety of issues. But it's important that teachers "reinforce that 'black history' is American history," writes Pat Russo in Do's and Don'ts of Teaching Black History Month

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Changing the color of classical music

Changing the color of classical music | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

A festival in South Carolina is trying to change the color of classical music. Less than four percent of classical American symphony musicians are African American, but that's not because of the talent pool.

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Nelson Mandela Foundation

Nelson Mandela Foundation | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Readers will find much to admire about this site, which features an excellent Timeline of Mandela's life, including images and quotes. In addition, the biography section links to iconic photographs, informative biographical information, and a 30-second audio clip of Mandela's famous "it is in your hands" speech. 

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Frank E. Petersen, First Black General in Marines, Dies at 83

Frank E. Petersen, First Black General in Marines, Dies at 83 | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Frank E. Petersen Jr., who suffered bruising racial indignities as a military enlistee in the 1950s and was even arrested at an officers’ club on suspicion of impersonating a lieutenant, but who endured to become the first black aviator and the first black general in the Marine Corps.

 

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Harlem Studio Museum with artwork dedicated to black culture unveils $122 Million Expansion

Harlem Studio Museum with artwork dedicated to black culture unveils $122 Million Expansion | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

A Harlem museum limited for years by its decades-old building is getting a new home.
The New York Times reports officials are announcing plans Monday to construct a new $122 million building for the Studio Museum in Harlem. It's home to artwork dedicated to black culture.

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An African Art Collection Grows in Brooklyn

An African Art Collection Grows in Brooklyn | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
It's the best kept secret in the borough.
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Ruby Dee, a Ringing Voice for Civil Rights, Onstage and Off, Dies at 91

Ruby Dee, a Ringing Voice for Civil Rights, Onstage and Off, Dies at 91 | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Ruby Dee, one of the most enduring actresses of theater and film, whose public profile and activist passions made her, along with her husband, Ossie Davis, a leading advocate for civil rights both in show business and in the wider world, died on Wednesday at her home in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91.

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Former Virginia slave gets funeral at Appomattox 150 years later

Former Virginia slave gets funeral at Appomattox 150 years later | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

A Civil War cannonball that ripped through Hannah Reynolds' master's cabin made her a footnote of misfortune, the lone civilian death at the Battle of Appomattox Court House. She died a slave at 60, hours before the war to end slavery unofficially came to a close.

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