Friday, February 17, 2006
Observing Black History Month
Resources for educators and families
In 1915, historian Carter G. Woodson proposed a "Negro History Week" to honor the history and contributions of African Americans. Nine years later, his dream became reality. Woodson chose the second week of February to pay tribute to the birthdays of two Americans that dramatically affected the lives of Blacks: Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and Frederick Douglass (February 14).
The weeklong observance officially became Black History Month in 1976. In her weekly column, Barbara J. Feldman offers a selection of Black History Month resources. (Via Public Education Network)
Biography.com is also observing Black History Month. Visit this site for biographies of African-American groundbreakers, milestones in black history and a photo gallery. And check out black history programming scheduled this month by Biography on A&E.
Tags: Black History Month, History, Carter G. Woodson, Education, K-12, Culture, Education by Sistrunk