February
Black History Month
Compiled by Mrs. Norige, Library Media Specialist

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African American Odyssey
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aointro.html
The Library of Congress presents a history of African Americans in their pursuit for equality in America. Explore the slave trade, Underground Railroad, abolition, Civil War, reconstruction, Booker T. Washington, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II and the Civil Rights movement

 

African-American World
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld
An online mosaic of African-Amercian culture.

 

Africans in America - Judgment Day - Harriet Tubman
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html

 

Brown vs. Board of Education
http://www.nea.org/brownvboard/index2.html

 

Encyclopedia Britannica's Guide to Black History
http://www.search.eb.com/blackhistory
This site provides images, film an audio clips. Classroom activities and teacher guides are included.

 

Fight Hate and Promote Tolerance
http://www.tolerance.org/teach/resources/mighty_times.jsp
A free teaching kit uses first person accounts and stirring dramatizations about Rosa Parks.

 

The History of Jim Crow
http://www.jimcrowhistory.org
This site provides literature, eyewitness accounts, maps and image galleries that explore the segregation, disenfranchisement, and violence that lay at the heart of the Jim Crow experience. Lesson plans are available.

 

Jackie Robinson
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/jrhtml/jrhome.html

 

Integrating with All Deliberate Speed
http://www.visionaryproject.org
This site features primary source photographs, speeches, and historical documents.

 

Librarian's Index to the Internet

http://lii.org/pub/htdocs/home.htm
Search for Black History

 

Library of Congress American Memory - Baseball and Jackie Robinson
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category=African%20American%20History

 

Our Shared History: Celebrating African American History and Culture
http://www.cr.nps.gov/aahistory/bhm-intro.htm
This National Park Service sponsored site connects students with web pages about historic sites and monuments, many of them including photos and in-depth information.

 

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/
Timeline history of segregation in the United States

 

Rosa Parks Library and Museum
http://montgomery.troy.edu/rosaparks/museum/

 

Scholastic: Culture & Change: Black History in America

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/
Rosa Parks
Melba Pattillo
African-American inventors

 

Slavery in America
http://www.slaveryinamerica.org/
Essays, lesson plans, etc.

 

We Shall Overcome
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights
This site provides users with the National Register of Historic Places itinerary through 49 locations in 21 states, as well as the Selma-to-Montogomery Historic Trail.

 

What is Race?
http://www.pbs.org/race/001_WhatIsRace/001_00-home.htm
This Public Broadcasting site explains what race is.

 

donna.norige@somers.k12.ct.us     4/3/08