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Every month is "Black History Month" here at  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)

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

This section list other great resources available for Black History Month including the various planned celebrations for 2014.  We at 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 staff will revew them, and if appropriate, add them to the list.  If you are interested in adding to the list below please contact BlackPast [at] BlackPast [dot] org.


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  

National Visionary Leadership Project
A&E 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



Black History Month in Birmingham

Black History Month in Anchorage

Arizona Black History Month Expo

Black History Month Schools Days in Parkin

Black History Month in San Francisco for Kids & Family

Black Hisory Month in Colorado
Denver Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month in Connecticut

Delaware State Museums Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month: Resources for Students and Teachers 

The Black History Month Paqrade in Atlanta 

Black History Month in Maui

University of Idaho Celebrates Black History Month

Chicago Urban League Presents Black History Month Film Festival

Indiana Public Media Celebrates Black History Month Specials

Iowa Celebrates Black History Month

Kansas Historical Society Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month in Ashland

Black History Month in New Orleans

Black History Month in Portland

Prince George County Celebrates Black History Month

Explore Black History Month in Massachusetts 

Black History Month in Dearborn

Black History Month in Minneapolis

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

Black History Month in Kansas City

Black History Events in Montana

Black History Month in Omaha

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

Black History Month in Cincinnati

Oklahoma Celebrates Black History Month 

Black History Month at the End of the Oregon Trail

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

Black History Month in Knoxville

Black History Month in Arlington 

Salt Lake City Celebrates Black History Month

Next Stage Arts Production Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month in Virginia

Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project--For Teachers

West Virginia
Black History Month in West Virginia 



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













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