First, let’s make it absolutely, 100% clear that Black History is an all-year thing, BUT…if you are looking to expand your Black History knowledge this month, we’ve got some great resources to help you with that!

First, check out African Americans and Reconstruction: Hope and Struggle, 1865-1883 and African Americans and Jim Crow: Repression and Protest, 1883 – 1922. These two sites are a wealth of information, linking you to primary source documents from the lives of African Americans during those crucial years. Not sure where to start? Click on Suggested Searches and find a subject to launch your search.

After making a choice, I go to this page…

…where I can now scroll and find documents either about or by Booker T. Washington.

If you already have a subject matter in mind, just type that into the search bar and see what comes up!

Another great source is American History in Video. Want to see what American news said about Jesse Owens in 1936 after his victories in the Berlin Olympics? Type “Jesse Owens” in the search bar and there you go!

Or maybe you want to revisit President Barack Obama’s first inauguration speech. You can find that here also.

This is just a TINY sampling of the sites you can use to search for and learn more about Black History, and remember, you can do this ALL-YEAR ROUND. If you have any questions about these sites, or want to see what else we have available, let us know!

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