Black History MonthBlack History Month
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Check out this database to find out more about some of the individuals that have influenced Black History in America. Read up on famous African Americans like Booker T. Washington, Tupac Shakur, or Zora Neale Hurston.
Visit our Virtual Gallery all about Dr. King. Discover interesting facts, find a book for your report, and enjoy learning about this historic American figure.
Become part of Central Florida history by uploading your memories to the collection. Join this free collaborative website to edit and discuss Orlando's past or check out local events like Zora!
Learn about the oldest incorporated African American municipality in America. Read about the history of the town or visit the annual Zora Neal Hurston festival for activities for all ages, including a parade!
Poets.org features a collection of poems, biographies, and essays, viewable from your mobile device. Read the works of African American poets that have shaped history like Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Robert Hayden. Be sure to check out their mobile website: www.poets.org/m.
WDYK - 100 Influential Black Americans
Experience the compelling life stories and view outstanding video for 100 of the most influential African Americans in history. Be sure to check out the video-enhanced flash cards and create your own 'personal stack' of favorites to look back on again and again.
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Read fabulous poetry written by African Americans. Try out Words With Wings: A Treasury of African American Poetry and Art by Belinda Rochelle.
Heroes for civil rights Travel back in time to the not so distant past to learn about the spirit and perseverance of blacks in America. This list includes books like Heroes for Civil Rights by David A. Adler.
Teens, for great historic reads, take a look at the works of Zora Neale Hurston. Read one of her most famous works, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
This award, presented by the America Library Association, honors both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King for their determination and contributions. The award is given annually to authors and illustrators whose work is both "inspirational and educational".
Use this resource to gain access to videos of historic events and great speeches. Don't miss the Black Women in Sports.
Teens, discover more about memorable events in U.S. history through the eyes of the nation's oldest and largest grassroots-based civil rights organization, the NAACP. Be sure to check out the interactive timeline and learn about upcoming scholarship opportunities.
Learn about famous African Americans while exploring Scholastic's online world. Listen to jazz music, publish your own writing, and explore the history of The Underground Railroad.