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Black History Month on BlackPast.org

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:

Black History Month Special Features:

2016: African American U.S. Envoys, Diplomatic Ministers, and Ambassadors Since 1869 

2015: Historic Black Churches Project

2014: 101 African American Firsts

2013: Blacks in Classical Music

2012: Scientists and Technicians of the Manhattan Project, 1941-1945

2011: The Tuskegee Airmen

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)

Other Pioneers in African American History

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

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