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Resources for Students and Teachers from the University of Illinois Extension
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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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Carla Hayden is the first African American and woman to head the Library of Congress

Carla Hayden is the first African American and woman to head the Library of Congress | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Carla Hayden to be Sworn In as First African American, Woman to Head Library of Congress
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Local veterans' Medal of Honor project celebrates 'real heroes'

Local veterans' Medal of Honor project celebrates 'real heroes' | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Local veterans' Medal of Honor project celebrates 'real heroes'
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This Segregated Railway Car Offers a Visceral Reminder of the Jim Crow Era

This Segregated Railway Car Offers a Visceral Reminder of the Jim Crow Era | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it


Subtle and not-so-subtle reminders of a time when local and state laws forced racial segregation

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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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For the people of Lyles Station, Ind., a trip to the African American Museum lets them witness their legacy

For the people of Lyles Station, Ind., a trip to the African American Museum lets them witness their legacy | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
For the people of Lyles Station, Ind., a trip to the African American Museum lets them witness their legacy
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Black Quotidian: September 2, 1950

Black Quotidian: September 2, 1950 | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers by Matthew F. Delmont

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First black U.S. Marines honored with national memorial

First black U.S. Marines honored with national memorial | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
The Montford Point Marines, the first black servicemen to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps, will be honored with a $1.1 million national memorial.
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An Archive of Fugitive Slave Ads Sheds New Light on Lost Histories

An Archive of Fugitive Slave Ads Sheds New Light on Lost Histories | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Wanted ads posted by slave owners reveal details of life under slavery

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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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