BLACKPAST: The Children’s Page

Maypole Festivity, Alabama, 1939
Maypole Festivity, Alabama, 1939, with the support of Nickelodeon, now has a Children’s Page. This page includes many of the most popular and historically significant entries and articles on the website now specially tailored for a children’s audience (7-12 year-olds). These articles were specifically created for the Children’s Page by authors who are both historians of Africa and African America as well as creators of children’s literature.

Click on the selections that appear below and you will be taken to the children’s version of the article. If there are entries or articles not on this page but in your opinion should be, please send your ideas to this address: [email protected]. Check back often, this site will be continually updated with new articles.

For more Nickelodeon videos and activities centered on amplifying, empowering and enlightening kids go to or watch the Nick News: Kids, Race & Unity Special.