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50 Resources for Black History Month

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Still photo from the video All About the Holidays: Black History Month (PBS)

February is a month devoted to honoring the important roles African-Americans play in the history of the United States.  Across the country, schools and communities organize to learn more about black history and culture. Use the PBS All About the Holidays video to get a 90 second overview of why black history is celebrated. And dive deeper with black history collections highlighting videos and lessons found in PBS LearningMedia.

The collections listed below can add additional depth and dimension to American history lessons including the More than a Month collection highlighting issues around cultural acknowledgement. And, check out our Pinterest board for even more Black History Month resources.

PBS has a wealth of resources for student exploration that can extend well beyond Black History Month. Sign up for a free PBS LearningMedia account to create your own interactive lessons and collections.

All About the Holidays: Black History Month

Use this 90 second video to generate ideas for how Black History Month can be recognized in your community.


Depth and Dimension with Five Black History Month Lessons

This collection of resources highlights key events, movements, and traditions as well as notable leaders, poets, and musicians.

PBS Documentary Collections

PBS LearningMedia provides several notable collections from award winning documentaries around black history. These collections feature extensive multimedia resources, lesson plans and student guides that extend learning beyond Black History Month.

More Than a Month Collection

Addresses a wide range of themes of the African-American experience from 1500 to the present and explore cultural appropriation with these resources.

Additional Black History Month resources are highlighted on our Pinterest board.

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