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A collaboration among the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, this site offers information on Black History Month events, exhibits and collections, audio and visual resources, and information for teachers.
From the National Archives, this website has an abundance of information about slavery, abolition, civil rights, and many other Black history topics. It also provides links to other sites and projects on the related topics.
Children's literature is becoming increasingly diverse, and it is important that children' be exposed to works by Black authors. This website provides information on books by African American children's authors, including an author directory, a list of award-winning books, and blog posts on related topics.
A great resource for Black History Month teaching ideas, this middleweb website offers an overview of major events in the Black history timeline as well as ideas for teaching different aspects of Black history. This is a resource that can be used at any time during the school year to add the diversity element to lesson plans.
This post on weareteachers.com offers lesson plan ideas for teachers to use when working with Black History Month. It provides links to other helpful websites and encourages teachers to incorporate these lessons throughout the school year.
This community and lifestyle site identifies its target audience as African American and provides news stories from all areas of life. It also provides information on Black history on its page "Little Known Black History Facts."
The African American Literature Book Club is an online bookstore focusing on African American literature and international Black literature. It offers book and author recommendations, book reviews, event listings, articles on literature and the African American community, and much more.
Looking for the latest in literature by African American authors? This website is devoted to informing people about the latest African American fiction books. It offers reviews, interviews, and industry news.
The Nod -- This podcast features unique stories about Black life in the USA and globally. It celebrates the fact of being Black and provides a range of stories from explanations of odd facts to exciting and inspiring news stories. Available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
Black Talk Radio Network -- One of the only Black-owned and independent news and podcasting networks, Black Talk Radio Network provides stories on events, politics, and Black empowerment. Available on most major podcast platforms.
Noire Histoir -- Follow this podcast for stories of Black history facts, Black literature, and motivational news from all across the African diaspora. Available at noirehistori.com/podcast
BOMM: Black Opinions Matter -- An upbeat, multi-host podcast, BOMM provides stories about Black culture, music, and politics. Available on most major podcast platforms.
The Gist of Freedom -- The discussions on this podcast celebrate the African American experience. The discussions focus on how African American history has been preserved in literature and art, and often connect African American culture to current events. Available on Apple Podcasts and other major podcast platforms.
#Tell Black Stories -- This podcast from activist organization ColorofChange features artists, storytellers, and creators of change with the goal of supporting accurate representations of Black people.Topics range from black women in politics, to criminal justice, to entertainment, and more. Available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Want to do more research on Black History Month, African American history, and other related topics? Memorial Library has many helpful databases with full-text articles on all these topics! Check out some of our favorites below!
Very relevant to studying Black History Month, this database provides collections on the slave trade, abolition movements, and other aspects of the history of slavery from the 16th through 19th centuries.