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Black History Month 2014 - WTTW Chicago

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Black History Month Programming on WTTW Chicago

 

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Resources for Students and Teachers from the University of Illinois Extension
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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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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

Homework: Black History | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

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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500 Biographies of Famous African Americans

500 Biographies of Famous African Americans | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Read biographies of notable african-americans.
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Ross Archive of African Images

One can explore over 5,000 pictures of African art published before 1921 as part of the James J. Ross Archive of African Images (RAAI).

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Black Soldiers in the Civil War

Black Soldiers in the Civil War | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
The National Archives Digital Classroom: Primary Sources, Activities and Training for Educators and Students.
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Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letter, U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, there is no power on earth that can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship.

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The fight for equal rights for Black Soliders during the Civil War and the long term effects it has on President day Soliders serving in the Military

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Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plans

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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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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An Oral History of the March on Washington

An Oral History of the March on Washington | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Articles from the Smithsonian Institution's award-winning, monthly general interest magazine, plus exclusive Web articles, videos, blogs, photographs and more.
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The Grio’s 100: Making History Today!

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Great Chicago Stories: A Bronzeville Story

Great Chicago Stories: A Bronzeville Story | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

It is 1949 when eleven-year-old Penny arrives in Bronzeville from Mississippi

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Gardens All Their Own: Early African American Gardens in Detroit

Gardens All Their Own: Early African American Gardens in Detroit | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Detroit was still a burgeoning industrial center in 1918 when John and Elizabeth Crews ended a journey “through six states seeking a home” and settled in the city. As part of the Great Migration, w...
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