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About Black History Month
ASALH: Association for the Study of African American Life and History
The organization behind the founding of Black History Month. Their mission is "to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community."
African-American History Month: Curating Black History
This post on the Library of Congress blog highlights how collection items in the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture shed light on the Black experience.
BlackPast is a huge online reference center with historical resources covering African American and global African history, genealogy resources, bibliographies, multi-media, primary documents and more. It contains over 6,000 pages to explore.
De Anza College Web Resources
De Anza College Black Faculty, Staff, and Administrators Network: Events
From the website: "The Black, Faculty, Staff and Administrators (BFSA) Network of De Anza College is a network of faculty, staff and administrators who identify as Black, African-American, African, Afro-American or of African ancestry or descent, and those employees who support our causes and initiatives."
The BFSA have several events planned for Black History Month.
De Anza College CAN/DID Inclusion Series
CAN/DID is a multimedia series produced by the De Anza College Office of Communication, in conjunction with the Equity Office. It builds on the knowledge and experiences of De Anza College students, faculty, and classified professionals. It is an exploration of social justice and equity issues.
Educational Resources: General
African American History Research Guides
A very thorough list of research guides and websites offered by BlackPast. The webpage is organized by subject and covers a broad range of topics including African American history, politics, science, arts, and more.
The African American Odyssey - Library of Congress
This is the online home of an exhibition that was curated by the Library of Congress in 2008. The exhibition is organized into 9 sections chronologically, from the era of chattel slavery to the Civil Rights Movement. Each section includes images of the primary source materials that are part of the collections in the Library of Congress.
African American Voices in Congress (Avoice)
Avoice is a project that was developed by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. in 2005 after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The mission of the project is to capture and preserve the history of participation of Black voices in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The online library contains “information about historical and contemporary African American policy issues important to researchers, academics, educators and students.”
Anti-Defamation League: The Civil Rights Movement
This page gives a succinct yet thorough introduction to the history of the Civil Rights Movement, Brown v. Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, and Fair Housing Act.
From the About page: "The HistoryMakers is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational institution committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans. Through the media and a series of user-friendly products, services and events, The HistoryMakers enlightens, entertains and educates the public, helping to refashion a more inclusive record of American history."
Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institiute
An initiative of Stanford University, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute was founded in 2005. The Institute is a repository for Dr. King's papers and has an education initiative called The Liberation Curriculum that produces curriculum materials and lesson plans for educators, as well as providing teacher development workshops.