Black History Month on BlackPast.org

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Every month is “Black History Month” here at BlackPast.org.  Nonetheless we recognize that hundreds of thousands of our visitors specifically seek out the website for information on African American history during the month of February.   We have gathered much of that data that may be helpful for teachers, students, and the general public who want to participate in the various celebrations or commemorations or who simply want to use that time to reflect on the history of black people.  Those resources appear below:

Creating Black History Month

The History of Black History Month by Daryl Michael Scott, President, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Department Chair, History, Howard University

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History: A Brief History by Malik Simba, California State University, Fresno

Dr. Carter G. Woodson by Pero Gaglo Dagbovie, Michigan State University

Video of the Life of Carter G. Woodson by the University of Virginia 

Celebrate the Triumph of Ordinary Black Americans by John H. McWorter, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for PolicyResearch

Major Books on Black History Month

Jacqueline Ann Goggin, Carter G. Woodson: A Life in Black History (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1993)

Lorenzo J. Greene and Arvarh E. Strickland, Working with Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History, A Diary, 1928-1930 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989)

Pero Gaglo Dagbovie, The Early Black History Movement: Carter G. Woodson and Lorenzo Johnston Greene (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007)

 

Other Pioneers in African American History

Dr. John  Hope Franklin

Dr. Lorenzo Greene

Sara Jackson

William C. Nell

Dorothy Porter Wesley

George Washington Williams

 

The Best Black History Month Resources (Other Than BlackPast.org)

This section list other great resources available for Black History Month including the various planned celebrations for 2014.  We at BlackPast.org admit that this list is incomplete and will continue to grow over time.  If you know of other resources please send the to us and the BlackPast.org staff will review them, and if appropriate, add them to the list.  If you are interested in adding to the list below please contact BlackPast@BlackPast.org.

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

African American History Month

Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Black History Month on Pinterest

Black History Month on the History Channel

African American History at the Library of Congress

Teacher Vision.com

National Visionary Leadership Project

A&E Biography.com–Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month for Early Readers

United Church of Christ Black History Month Resources

Poems to Celebrate Black History Month from the Poetry Foundation

Infoplease – Black History Month 

U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Black History 2014

 

RESOURCES BY STATE

Alabama
Black History Month in Birmingham

Alaska
Black History Month in Anchorage

Arizona
Arizona Black History Month Expo

Arkansas
Black History Month Schools Days in Parkin

California
Black History Month in San Francisco for Kids & Family

Colorado
Black Hisory Month in Colorado
Denver Celebrates Black History Month

Connecticut
Black History Month in Connecticut

Delaware
Delaware State Museums Celebrate Black History Month

Florida
Black History Month: Resources for Students and Teachers

Georgia
The Black History Month Paqrade in Atlanta

Hawaii
Black History Month in Maui

Idaho
University of Idaho Celebrates Black History Month

Illinois
Chicago Urban League Presents Black History Month Film Festival

Indiana
Indiana Public Media Celebrates Black History Month Specials

Iowa
Iowa Celebrates Black History Month

Kansas
Kansas Historical Society Celebrates Black History Month

Kentucky
Black History Month in Ashland

Louisiana
Black History Month in New Orleans

Maine
Black History Month in Portland

Maryland
Prince George County Celebrates Black History Month

Massachusetts
Explore Black History Month in Massachusetts

Michigan
Black History Month in Dearborn

Minnesota
Black History Month in Minneapolis

Mississippi
Annual Biloxi Black History Month Program
African American Military Museum Celebrates Black History

Missouri
Black History Month in Kansas City

Montana
Black History Events in Montana

Nebraska
Black History Month in Omaha

Nevada
Black History Month in Las Vegas

New Hampshire
Black Heritage Trail Celebrates Black History Month in Portsmouth

New Jersey
New Jersey Celebrates Black History Month

New Mexico
Black History Month in New Mexico

New York
Black Hkistory Month in New York State

North Carolina
North Carolina Celebrates Black History Month

Ohio
Black History Month in Cincinnati

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Celebrates Black History Month

Oregon
Black History Month at the End of the Oregon Trail

Pennsylvania
Black History Month in Philadelphia

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Black Heritage Society Celebrates Black History

South Carolina
Charleston Celebrates Black History Month
South Carolina Celebrates Black History Month

Tennessee
Black History Month in Knoxville

Texas
Black History Month in Arlington

Utah
Salt Lake City Celebrates Black History Month

Vermont
Next Stage Arts Production Celebrates Black History Month

Viriginia
Black History Month in Virginia

Washington
Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project–For Teachers

West Virginia
Black History Month in West Virginia

 

RESOURCES, OTHER NATIONS

Black History Month in Ottawa, Canada 
Black History Month in Toronto
Black History Month in Great Britain