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Black History Month
Black History Printable Calendar
Quiz on Great African-Americans
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Cloze Activities on African-Americans
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A Printable Activity Book for Early Readers
A short, printable early reader book with pages on Harriet Tubman, Elijah McCoy, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Matthew Henson, Madame C. J. Walker, Dr. Charles R. Drew, Jesse Owens, Thurgood Marshall, Shirley Chisholm, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Printable Activity Book for Fluent Readers
A short, printable book with pages on Harriet Tubman, Elijah McCoy, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Matthew Henson, Madame C. J. Walker, Dr. Charles R. Drew, Jesse Owens, Thurgood Marshall, Shirley Chisholm, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
African-American Inventors and Inventions
Learn about some African-American inventors who invented things from the blood bank to the potato chip.
African-American Women in History
Read about African-American women who changed the world.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebrating Black History began in 1926, when Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard Ph.D., initiated "Negro History Week." Dr. Woodson, a historian, chose the second week in February because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the Bicentennial (200th birthday) of the U.S.A., the week-long observance was extended to the entire month of February in order to have enough time for celebratory programs and activities.
Juneteenth Day (also called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day) is celebrated on June 19 each year. It recognizes the anniversary of the emancipation of last remaining slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865; the Civil War had ended two months previously, and General Gordon Granger rode to Galveston, Texas, with 2,000 Union troops to enforce the freeing of the slaves. Juneteenth became an official holiday in Texas on Jan. 1, 1980. This uplifting celebration of freedom is gaining in popularity around the USA.
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