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Welcome to Encyclopædia Britannica's Guide to Black History

Welcome to Encyclopædia Britannica's Guide to Black History | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Encyclopædia Britannica's Guide to Black History  examines the entirety of the African American experience, and celebrates the achievements of many individual African Americans.

 

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Striking photos reveal hidden history of black Britons in the Victorian era

Striking photos reveal hidden history of black Britons in the Victorian era | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Rare photographs of Black Britons in the late 19th and early 20th century are on display at Rivington Place, London.
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African American Registry

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An encyclopedia of African American people and heritage. Search by keyword, category or by name.

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NYC auctioneer thrilled Rosa Parks items have new home

NYC auctioneer thrilled Rosa Parks items have new home | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Purchase of Rosa Parks' archival materials ends NYC auctioneer's 8-year quest.
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From Emmett Till to Barack Obama - Photo Essays

From Emmett Till to Barack Obama - Photo Essays | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
The civil rights movement culminates in the election of America's first black president
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Miami Diner, a Pioneer in Race Relations, to End Six-Decade Run

Miami Diner, a Pioneer in Race Relations, to End Six-Decade Run | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
The owner of Jumbo’s hired and served blacks when few white-owned restaurants in Miami did. Now, he is forced to close after decades of white flight, riots and hurricanes.
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Julieanna Richardson's 'HistoryMakers' seeks to chronicle African American experience

Julieanna Richardson's 'HistoryMakers' seeks to chronicle African American experience | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
'The HistoryMakers', Julieanna Richardson's quest to preserve black history, is getting a boost on the national level.
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Honoring Harry McAlpin, African-American reporter who broke barriers

Honoring Harry McAlpin, African-American reporter who broke barriers | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Harry McAlpin was diminutive, polite but alarmed white correspondents who covered the president in 1940s
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Chicago History Museum | Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plans

Chicago History Museum | Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plans | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

This group of four lessons examines key subjects and events in Lincoln’s lifetime: slavery; his election in 1860; the Emancipation Proclamation and black soldiers in the Union army; and his assassination.

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Homework: Black History

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Websites, Info Guides and Books about black history from the Indianapolis Public Library

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Chicago Public Schools unveils curriculum for African-American studies

Chicago Public Schools unveils curriculum for African-American studies | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Despite a 1990 state law requiring that African-American history be taught in public schools, the subject has been taught sporadically in Chicago, often coming up only during Black History Month or to mark the Martin Luther King Jr.
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Poor, mostly black areas face supermarket 'double jeopardy'

Poor, mostly black areas face supermarket 'double jeopardy' | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Poor, mostly black neighborhoods face double jeopardy when it comes to supermarket access, according to a study recently published by the journal Preventive Medicine.
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U. of I. Library acquires archives of acclaimed writer Gwendolyn Brooks

U. of I. Library acquires archives of acclaimed writer Gwendolyn Brooks | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
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Pictures of African Americans During World War II

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Pictures of African Americans During World War II
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Black History Month: Black History

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Find out more about the history of Black History Month, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. 

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Q&A: The Mis-Education Of African-American Girls

Q&A: The Mis-Education Of African-American Girls | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
A new report digs through the research and finds a daunting list of challenges facing black girls in the classroom.
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Why Is MLK's 'Dream' Speech Protected by Copyright?

Why Is MLK's 'Dream' Speech Protected by Copyright? | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Use of Martin Luther King Jr.'s
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CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights

CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Watch CBS News video coverage of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act

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First black woman to win Olympic gold medal dies

First black woman to win Olympic gold medal dies | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Alice Coachman Davis won the gold in the high jump at the 1948 Games in London with a record of 5.51 feet
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The African American girl who helped make the Star-Spangled Banner - O Say Can You See?

The African American girl who helped make the Star-Spangled Banner - O Say Can You See? | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Two hundred years ago, an African American girl made history—literally. She was an indentured servant named Grace Wisher in the household of Mary Pickersgill. Helen Yuen and Ms. Asantewa Boakyewa of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum share her story.
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Black side of silver screen: Filmmaker Oscar Micheaux paved his own path to Hollywood

Black side of silver screen: Filmmaker Oscar Micheaux paved his own path to Hollywood | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
America’s first black feature-film maker spent his life opposing the idea that there was “no opportunity for the Negro.” Now, 63 years after his death, a group of kindred spirits is making sure the “uplifting” story of Oscar Micheaux is presented to a new generation.
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28 Unknown Facts: Black History

Black History is American History. This piece cites many amazing African Americans who's contribution to our nation often go unrecognized. 

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Black History Month | TIME For Kids

Black History Month | TIME For Kids | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Black History Month reflects on and honors the African-American experience from the times of slavery through the present

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Account of black soldiers killed by Nazis coming to light

Account of black soldiers killed by Nazis coming to light | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Army Capt. William Everett, a medical officer, examined the 11 bodies that had laid on the frozen ground for more than a month, covered only by a shroud of snow.
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First African-American smokejumpers take their last jump

First African-American smokejumpers take their last jump | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

In the summer of 1945, a group of African-American paratroopers for the U.S. Army became smokejumpers assigned to a special Forest Service mission known as “Operation Firefly.”

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Has 'Black History Month' failed us?

Has 'Black History Month' failed us? | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
It’s October again. Black History Month. When educational institutions embellish corridors and rooms with posters of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King.
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