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Black History Month


Originally called "Negro History Week" and celebrated the second week of February, Black History Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1926. Dr. Carter G. Woodson, upset by the absence or subjugation of African American contributions in American history textbooks, was responsible for creating what we now know as Black History Month. The original week expanded to a full month and now encompasses the contributions of Africa to the Black experience in America. Dr. Woodson was also the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and the Journal of Negro History (now Journal of African American History).

(AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth.gov, 2020)

Read & Watch

james baldwin
The New African Diaspora
Every Goodbye Ain't Gone
black stats
black panthers: vanguard of the revolution
The African American Experience During World War II
the girls in the band
Reading Contemporary African American Literature
Black Resonance
from dubois to obama: african american intellectuals in the public forum
king: a filmed record
Unjustly Dishonored: an african american division in world war 1
a history of african americans
race: the power of an illusion
Freedom's Main Line
maya angelou: and still i rise
anita
death or liberty: african americans and revolutionary america
becoming african americans
i am not your negro
zora neale hurston: collected plays
sitting in speaking out
The New Jim Crow

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