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10 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

by Susan Dunn, M.A., The EQ Coach

Here are some sites and resources for celebrating the important history and contributions of Blacks.

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Black History Month - February


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1. Check out some videos on Black history, such as "The Black West" or "Abubakari: The Explorer King of Mali". These are recipients of the Gold Apple from the National Educational Media Association, Telly Award. Includes comprehensive support materials, 16 reproducible cross-curriculum activities and activity guides.

2. Get some celebrate diversity life savers and other multicultural
celebration aids such as education posters, t-shirts and videos:

3. Multigenerational celebrating with songs, books.

4. Take the Black History quiz:,1399,1-4888,00.html?relinks

5. The African-American Mosaic, A Library of Congress Resource
Guide for the study of Black history & culture, including ex-slave

6. Read about inventions made by Black Americans: /blackhistory/list.htm

Did You Know?

  • Alfred Benjamin invented stainless steel pads
  • John A. Burr invented the lawn mower
  • George Carruthers invented the image converter
    radiation detector
  • L.F. Brown invented the horse bridle bit
  • Sarah Boone invented the ironing board


7. Visit the Harlem Renaissance Page:

8. African Americans in the Visual Arts: cwp/library/aavaahp.htm

9. Archives of African American Music and Culture selected list of
Internet resources for African American Music:

10. A wonderful link with profiles of prominent Blacks:

Read about Marian Anderson, contralto; Jackie Robinson, baseball pioneer; Wilma Rudolph, Olympia sprinter; Sidney Poitier, Oscar-award winning actor; Maya Angelou, poet; George Washington Carver, inventor, and other important Black figures in history.

Famous African Americans Discovery Kit
Great African Americans Discovery Kit - $19.99

About the Author © 2003 Susan Dunn, M.A., The EQ Coach, offering individual coaching on transitions, resilience, and strengths. Internet courses on emotional intelligence., send email:

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