Black History Month. Black History Month 2021 - HISTORY. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.
Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Stories to Celebrate Black History Month. In honor of Black History Month, we’re sharing StoryCorps stories that center Black voices in conversations about Black history, identity, struggles, and joy.
This collection also includes behind-the-scenes information about some of the stories. Through these broadcasts and animations, you can discover new perspectives and reflections on our shared history as a nation. Share your story. Record a meaningful conversation with someone you love using the StoryCorps App, or interview them remotely using StoryCorps Connect, and then upload it to the StoryCorps archive at the Library of Congress.
The Collection. The National Museum of African American History and Culture, like all other Smithsonian museums, hopes to benefit from donations of historical artifacts, archival documents, and works of art.
Before accepting anything for the National Collection, the Museum must evaluate all material. This process involves, but is not limited to, the following steps: Submission of a Collections Information Form by a potential donor Consideration by curatorial staff to determine whether the object/collection warrants further evaluation for potential acquisition If the object/collection warrants further evaluation, physical review of the object/collection by curatorial staff Verification of the authenticity of the object/collection Presentation of a proposal to acquire the object/collection by a Museum Curator to the NMAAHC Collections Committee Review and vote by the NMAAHC Collections Committee to recommend accepting or not accepting the object/collection If accepted, issuance of the Deed of Gift.
African American History. 400 Years of African American History - African American Heritage. The first documented landing of Africans to the colony of Virginia was recorded by English colonist John Rolfe: "About the latter end of August, a Dutch man of Warr of the burden of a 160 tunes arrived at Point-Comfort, the Comandors name Capt Jope, his Pilott for the West Indies one Mr Marmaduke an Englishman. … He brought not any thing but 20 and odd Negroes, w[hich] the Governo[r] and Cape Merchant bought for victuall[s].”
The landing of these first enslaved Africans in English-occupied North America was in late August 1619, now believed to be August 25. They were not on a Dutch ship as Rolfe recorded, but rather the White Lion, an English privateer ship sailing under Dutch authority. The White Lion had captured its human cargo from the Spanish slave ship São João Bautista or San Juan Bautista during a battle in the Gulf of Mexico. Before returning to Europe, the White Lion stopped in Virginia for rations. Celebrate Black History, Culture & Identity - Applied Digital Skills. Black History Month Lessons Resistance and Liberation. Search. African American History and Culture in the United States. The first national Negro History Week was organized by Carter G.
Woodson in February 1926 to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. As interest and advocacy for expanding the study of African American history developed, a desire to expand beyond just one week also grew. In 1970, students at Kent State University celebrated Black History Month from January to February of that year, and since 1976, each President of the United States has endorsed commemorating February as Black History Month across the country. The resources and lessons provided below are organized chronologically to illustrate that the achievements, perspectives, and experiences of African Americans are important to social studies and history curricula all year long. Users will find connections between these materials and those provided in subsequent sections of this Teacher's Guide to develop cross-disciplinary learning activities and projects.
Celebrate Black History Month with WTTW in 2021. This February, celebrate Black History Month with a variety of WTTW programming that explores African American history, stories in the larger African diaspora, and Black culture in America.
Special new highlights include Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, an American Experience about contralto and civil rights icon Marian Anderson, and a documentary about the groundbreaking public television series SOUL! Everything. Black History Month Lessons & Resources. Grades 9-12 Lesson Plans & Activities In Motion: The African American Migration Experience Students in grades 9-12 participate in lessons and activities organized around thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the nation.
Rhythm & Improv: Jazz & Poetry Students in grades 9-12 analyze jazz music, considering sound, rhythm, and improvisation in order to identify jazz characteristics in poems by Yusef Komunyakaa, Sonia Sanchez, and Langston Hughes. They will then incorporate the elements in their own poetry. Variation in Human Skin Color Students in grades 9-12 explore factors controlling human skin color variation and how perceived racial differences affect human society.
African American English In this unit, students in grades 9-12 examine several hypotheses about the development of African American English (AAE), consider how AAE has been treated in schools, and analyze the influential role of AAE in modern culture and society. Background Resources. Black History Month resources for teachers. Black History Month Activities & Lesson Plans. Black History Month Resources. UTLA Celebrates Black History Month Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.
In remembrance of important people and events in US history we celebrate Black History month with some resources for educators. Articles *Click image to read* The Little-Known Underground Railroad That Ran South to Mexico Unlike the northern free states, Mexico didn’t agree to return people who had fled slavery. BECKY LITTLE for History.com The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel peace prize for the way its call for systemic change has spread around the world. U.S. voting rights activist Stacey Abrams nominated for Nobel Peace Prize By Terje Solsvik, Gwladys Fouche for Reuters Classroom Lesson Plans NEA Resources. Classroom Resources. Black History Month Resource Guide for Educators and Families – Center for Racial Justice in Education.
African American History Month - For Teachers. Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom.
Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids. Featured Content DocsTeach from the National Archives Access thousands of primary sources and an ever-expanding collection of document-based activities spanning the course of American history created by the National Archives and teachers around the world. Discover the activities, such as Analyzing a Letter from Jackie Robinson: "Fair Play and Justice" , The Impact of Bloody Sunday in Selma , We Shall Overcome: March on Washington , and Examining Where Rosa Parks Sat . Image credit: Photograph of a Young Woman at the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. with a Banner, U.S.
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Black History Month Activities for February and Beyond. Race in US History. Our Collection. WEBINARS WORKSHOPS & COURSES. February 2021: Honoring Black Agency & Black Joy.