This celebration was started by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926 and was a week long. It was later extended to the entire month February, which was chosen to highlight the accomplishments of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
The School Library System and the Multimedia Service have loads of resources to help you celebrate the accomplishments of black Americans throughout our history!Throughout the month we will add more pages and resources to this guide. Today, we highlight the life of Carter G. Woodson, his accomplishments, and the celebration of Black History Month itself.
Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discover over fifty remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people.
Meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement - a collection of changemakers to encourage, inspire and empower the next generation of changemakers. Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins' colorful and celebratory illustrations.