Black History Month

Web offers images, sounds and words celebrating Black History Month

Frederick Douglass

February is Black History Month, a good time to discuss the contributions made by African-Americans. Online biographical information on contemporary or historical African-Americans will prove varied and interesting. Search engines, such as Safe Search For Kids, have a user-friendly format and will provide multiple hits without concern for inappropriate items.

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) African American abolitionist

Underground Railroad

www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/

From the introductory home page with its swinging lantern, this site invites you to take a journey as only National Geographic can. Graphics, text and illustrations help retell the history of the journey many took to find freedom from slavery.

Black History

www.historychannel.com/exhibits/blackhist/proindex.html

You will find information on Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr. and other famous African-Americans here.

Africans in America

www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html

PBS brings historical information to the Web using illustrations, graphics and quotes. The tale is divided into four parts and offers users a resource bank.

Encyclopedia Britannica Black History

search.eb.com/blackhistory

The timeline is a wealth of information stretching from 1517 to today. Each event includes active links to important people and topics. Audio and video clips make this a multimedia stop.

African-American History

http://www.creativefolk.com/blackhistory/blackhistory.html

Read facts and speeches, listen to audio files, and look at the large collection of digital images.

Black Inventors

www.blackinventors.org/

Read about Benjamin Bannekar, who produced the first Farmers’ Almanac, or Sarah Boone, inventor of the ironing board.

Interactive Quiz

www.brightmoments.com/blackhistory/

This interactive quiz will help you learn information about black history. Incorrect responses require a bit more review. Be sure to read the information provided by links.

Powerful Days in Black and White

www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/moore/mooreIndex.shtml

Photojournalist Charles Moore captured the face of America during the civil rights movement. Move your mouse over words such as riots, celebrate, running and segregation. Each word is a link to a photograph.

Verizon Thinkfinity

http://www.thinkfinity.org/black-history-month

Many resources, lesson plans, and activities are available here for Black History Month.

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