February is Black History Month, and we are honored to celebrate and amplify the voices of people of color in our community of the past, present, and future.
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Each February the accomplishments and history of African Americans are celebrated in Black History Month. What does that mean? When was Black History Month first recognized? Why was February selected?…
Through the Academy Summer Intensive produced in partnership with Asante Children’s Theatre and Conner Prairie, Indianapolis children are able to learn both the art of theatre and American history along…
Stephenson, Mrs. Charles (Grace Murray). [Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900], photograph, June 19, 1900; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124053/: accessed May 26, 2021), Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. Fireworks, cookouts, family reunions,…
As a Smithsonian-affiliated museum, below you will find educational resources provided by the Smithsonian Institute that honor Black history month. We want to celebrate the work that is being done across the nation with regard to community building and activism. Follow along with #SmithsonianBHM to learn about the importance of these voices by the Smithsonian and partnered Smithsonian-affiliated institutions.
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Wanting to discover more about Black history month? View the sources below:
- Explore what the National Museum of African American History and Culture is doing to celebrate Black History Month
- Web story on the history and power of #BlackJoy by National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Smithsonian Learning Lab Collections
- Six Women to know this Black History Month
- Researching African American family history
- Explore Google Arts & Culture exhibitions and the new “Making a Way Out of No Way” Searchable exhibition by National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Learn more about the founder of Black History Month by National Museum of African American History and Culture