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Black History Month

“During National African American History Month, we recognize the extraordinary achievements of African Americans and their essential role in shaping the story of America.  In honor of their courage and contributions, let us resolve to carry forward together the promise of America for our children.”    - President Barack Obama





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  • African American Visionaries
    African American Visionaries

    A voluntary effort has collected oral histories from African-American elders who helped shape America's culture and history. presents photos and videos from this project. 

  • Black History Month Honors Legacy of Struggle and Triumph
    Black History Month Honors Legacy of Struggle and Triumph

    Each February, Black History Month honors the struggles and triumphs of millions of American citizens over the most devastating obstacles — slavery, prejudice, poverty — as well as their contributions to the nation’s cultural and political life. 

  • A Living Book: Beyond Dr. King
    A Living Book: Beyond Dr. King

    Profiles of less-prominent African American heroes. You suggest future chapters! 





Useful Links

• Census Bureau – Facts for Features: Black History Month 2011

• Library of Congress: African American History Month

• National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

• National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)

• Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)

• National Urban League

• Academy of Achievement


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