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African American Artists at the National Gallery of Art: Collection Highlights

African American Artists at the National Gallery of Art: Collection Highlights | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Tour: Selected African American Artists at the National Gallery of Art

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Harold | This American Life

Harold | This American Life | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

A parable of politics and race in America. The story of Chicago's first black mayor, Harold Washington, told two decades after his death. Washington died on November 25, 1987.

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Facts on the the Black or African American Population

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Facts on the the Black or African American Population
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Newsroom - U.S. Census Bureau

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Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Association for the Study of African American Life and History | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, we are the Founders of Black History Month and carry forth the work of our founder, the Father of Black History.  We continue his legacy of speaking a fundamental truth to the world--that Africans and peoples of African descent are makers of history and co-workers in what W. E. B. Du Bois called, "The Kingdom of Culture."

 

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Education World: Black History Lessons and Activities

Education World: Black History Lessons and Activities | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
In honor of Black History Month, Education World focuses on the history and culture of African Americans.
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DuSable Museum of African American History

DuSable Museum of African American History | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
America's foremost museum of African American history. Founded in 1957 by Dr. Margaret T. and Charles G. Burroughs on the south side of Chicago.
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Black History Dies in Neglected Southern Cemeteries

Black History Dies in Neglected Southern Cemeteries | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Neglected black cemeteries are most common in the Deep South. The cemetery in Hamilton, Ga., is separated by a fence -- owned and cared for in entirely different ways.
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We Are Teachers: 2012 Best Books About African American History

We Are Teachers: 2012 Best Books About African American History | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Reviews of new children's and teen books for grades K-12, plus literature activities to use in the same classroom.
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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we wanted to share our picks of the best children’s books of 2012 about African-American history. From a beautifully illustrated picture book of King’s I have a Dream speech to a wordless story of the underground railroad, these are books you and your students won’t want to miss.

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Abraham Lincoln

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The 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery and led the Union during the Civil War.
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Kwanzaa Celebration Aims to Attract New Generation

Kwanzaa Celebration Aims to Attract New Generation | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Kembeqsu Zipewtu, 42, began celebrating Kwanzaa more than two decades ago, and it quickly became a gateway to understanding his African heritage.
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African American Family History Step By Step

African American Family History Step By Step | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

You really can discover your African American family history. Learn how with this step-by-step guide to researching African-American roots.

 

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The Tuskegee Airmen: Legends of Tuskegee

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In spite of adversity and limited opportunities, African Americans have played a significant role in U.S. military history over the past 300 years.

 

National Park Service

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Booker T. Washington: Legends of Tuskegee

Booker T. Washington: Legends of Tuskegee | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

 

Booker Taliaferro Washington rose from slavery to a position of power and influence. A realist and a man of action, he became one of the most important African-American leaders of his time. He was committed to improving the lives of African-Americans after the Civil War.

 

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Civil Rights - Themed Resources | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Civil Rights - Themed Resources | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Explore the fight for voting rights as well as the racial history of the United States in sports and schools.
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African American History Month 2013

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The Library of Congress celebrates the contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history.'

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Facts for Features: Black (African-American) History Month: February 2013

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Facts for Features: Black (African-American) History Month: February 2013
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U.S. Census Bureau: Facts for Features: Black (African-American) History Month: February 2013

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African American History Month | Law Library of Congress

History of the legislative and presidential documents which established National African American Heritage Month

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History of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

History of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1909-1910 in New York City by a group of white and black intellectuals.

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The American Secretary who Became King: A Woman's Journey to Royalty

The American Secretary who Became King: A Woman's Journey to Royalty | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
For 30 years Peggy Bartels was a secretary in the U.S. -- until she was asked to take over from her uncle as king of a Ghanaian village.
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Learnist For Teachers: 5 Resources For Teaching Civil Rights

Learnist For Teachers: 5 Resources For Teaching Civil Rights | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Learnist For Teachers: 5 Resources For Teaching Civil Rights
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University of Illinois Offering Free Online Course on Emancipation Proclamation

University of Illinois Offering Free Online Course on Emancipation Proclamation | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
The University of Illinois Springfield is offering a free online course about the Emancipation Proclamation.
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Slavery in America

Slavery in America | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
The first African slaves were brought to the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia in 1619, to aid in the production of such lucrative crops as tobacco.
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Education World: A Black History Internet Scavenger Hunt

Education World: A Black History Internet Scavenger Hunt | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it
Send students on a Black History Internet scavenger hunt! Students can learn about famous black Americans while polishing their Internet surfing skills.
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African American History and Heritage in Illinois

African American History and Heritage in Illinois | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Illinois' rich African-American history and heritage is a celebration of spirit and a discovery of soul.

 

EnjoyIllinois.com

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George Washington Carver: Legends of Tuskegee

George Washington Carver: Legends of Tuskegee | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

George Washington Carver rose from slavery to become a renowned educator, scientist, artist, and humanitarian. An innovator and idealist, he had a remarkable understanding of the natural world.

 

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