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About This Guide
Black History Month- A month of activities examining the history of black Americans.
State Historical Society
Join the State Historical Society of Missouri all month long for the story of the African American experience in Missouri as told through the personal papers of individuals, families, and organizations within SHSMO’s collections.
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African American Studies Center
A collection of scholarship focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.
Articles about African American History
Includes primary source documents and magazine and journal articles.
Author and civil rights activist James Baldwin was born in New York City's Harlem in 1924. He started out as a writer during the late 1940s and rose to international fame after the publication of his most famous essay, The Fire Next Time, in 1963.
Black Lives Matter
Articles, news, images, and viewpoints in the Opposing Viewpoints In Context Database.
African American History E-Books
Includes e-books on literature, civil rights, and music.
February is African American History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
NMAAHC collections represent objects collected across the country to tell the stories that make up the African American experience.
Origins of Black History Month
Article from the Association for the Study of American American Life and History
PBS Black History Month programs
Black History Month is here and we are thrilled to share a host of documentaries and digital shorts that highlight the richness of the Black experience in American history. Here are previews of films premiering this month on PBS, as well as a dozen films you can stream to celebrate Black history.
This guide was created by Vandy Evermon to celebrate African American History Month.
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