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Black History Month: Home
A collection of information and resources for Black History Month.
Carter G. Woodson originated the idea that grew into Black History Month. His desire to celebrate African Americans' contributions to society led him to found the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) and to conceive the idea for Negro History Week in 1925. The month of February has been dedicated as Black History Month since 1976. (AfricanAmericanhistorymonth.gov)
Image from Smithsonian Blog, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
The definitive biography of one of the most courageous women in American history "reveals Harriet Tubman to be even more remarkable than her legend" (Newsday). Celebrated for her exploits as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman has entered history as one of nineteenth-century America's most enduring and important figures.
In an in-depth account of this amazing activist, Margaret Washington unravels Sojourner Truth's world within the broader panorama of African American slavery and the nation's most significant reform era.
The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals that followed shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master, and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the bloodbath of the Civil War.