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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

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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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America's Black Cowboys Fight for their Place in History

America's Black Cowboys Fight for their Place in History | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Largely forgotten by history, America's black cowboys are fighting to keep their heritage alive.

 

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African American Heritage Teaching Resources

African American Heritage Teaching Resources | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Educational information, activities and resources for educators, families, and students. Educational materials emphasize inquiry based learning with primary sources and museum collections.

 

Smithsonian Education 

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Sources for Images on African American History

Sources for Images on African American History | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

List of books, exhibits, and other sources where images of African Americans found in Library of Congress collections and other repositories have been interpreted or used for illustration.

 

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Journey to the Smithsonian: "Spirit of Tuskegee"

Journey to the Smithsonian: "Spirit of Tuskegee" | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Captain Matt Quy and his wife Tina have discovered that the plane they purchased through Ebay has a...

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History maker: Aurora, CO Native First Black Woman to be 3-Star Admiral

History maker: Aurora, CO Native First Black Woman to be 3-Star Admiral | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

A woman who grew up in Aurora, CO has made history — again. Vice Admiral Michelle Janine Howard on Friday became the first African-American woman promoted to a three-star rank in the U.S. armed forces, as she became a deputy commander of U.S. Fleet Forces.

 

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Explorations in Black Leadership

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Oral history provides a richly textured layer to the history recorded in books and articles. This site features a collection of interviews of leaders in the black community. Conducted chiefly by Julian Bond, national chairman of the NAACP and professor of history at the University of Virginia, these oral histories focus on issues of black leadership and the transformational role of the civil rights movement in America.

 

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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

The Tuskegee Airmen:  Legends of Tuskegee | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

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

 

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Booker T. Washington: Legends of Tuskegee

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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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Forgotten Schools Remembered

Forgotten Schools Remembered | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

It is Julius Rosenwald who gets most of the credit. And by all accounts, when it comes to the more than 5,000 schools built in the south for African American children during segregation, he deserves much of it.

 

Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

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Martin Luther King Jr.: Legacy of a Leader

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Less than a year later, the great civil rights leader was dead, killed by an assassin's bullet. But during his last days, Fernandez snapped some of the most illuminating images of the man and his turbulent times.

 

Scholastic News Online | Scholastic.com

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Legends of Tuskegee

Legends of Tuskegee | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Who are the Legends of Tuskegee and what do they have in common? Booker Taliafero Washington, George Washington Carver and the Tuskegee Airmen all came to Tuskegee and created their own legends. Tuskegee is more than a town located in Macon County, Alabama. It is an idea and an ideal. It was a bold experiment and a site of major African-American achievements for over 100 years.

 

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Mary McLeod Bethune: American Educator and Civil Rights Leader

Mary McLeod Bethune: American Educator and Civil Rights Leader | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was an American educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida, that eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and for being an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

 

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington Descendant Finds his Ancestral Calling

Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington Descendant Finds his Ancestral Calling | Black History Month Resources | Scoop.it

For much of his life, Kenneth B. Morris Jr. didn’t think much of being a descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington. But then he found a cause that combined his forefathers’ specialties of abolitionism and education.

 

Washington Post

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