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Great Chicago Stories: A Bronzeville Story

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

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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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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?

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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

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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

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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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NY Times: Celebrate Black History Month

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In recognition of Black History Month, here is a collection of New York Times and Learning Network materials for teaching and learning about African-American history.

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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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Harold Washington Remembered

Chicago History Museum's video "Harold Washington Remembered". Washington was Chicago's first black mayor.

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Chicago History Museum | Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plans

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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'

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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

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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

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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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Black History Month

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Black History Month celebrates the contributions of African Americans to American history and culture.

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Black History Month Activities, History, Timeline, Ideas, Events, Facts & Quizzes

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Black History Month Events at UIC

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Black History Month Events at UIC

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A time line of Historical events in 2013 that recoginzes the achievements of African Americans