February is Black History Month, Celebrate the History!

Black History was not a part of a lot of our educations.  We missed out. Take the time now, this February to celebrate and discover our ancestors who enhanced our culture and widened our perspectives of life.

How much do you know about Black History?  Take a free quiz, here!

PBS offers a month of dynamic programming, including three new independent films.  There’s an evening celebrating the life of the Great Eartha Kitt and other stories you won’t want to miss.  Included is a lineup of Black History programming on Encore.  Click, here!

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To purchase Eartha Kiitt music, go to http://dannymiller.typepad.com/blog/2008/12/eartha-kitt-cia-target.html for your choice of 61 CDs.

For authobiographies of Eartha, go to: http://dannymiller.typepad.com/blog/2008/12/eartha-kitt-cia-target.html

For DVD’s which include the actress Eartha Kitt, click Here!

 

Amazon offers a wonderful collection of books and DVDs and MP3 downloads.
For Amazon’s Books, CDs and more about Black History click here!

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For all of us who love Jazz, Rock & Roll and other forms of music, we can credit our Black Ancestors. For a great history of where this music originated go to http://www.negrospirituals.com/song.htm

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/black-history-month/teacher-resources/6602.html is an –in-one site for sharing Black History Month with your children.  Slide Shows, Coloring activities, Biographies and a whole lot more.  The site is suggested for teachers, but anyone with children through the 8th grade will appreciate the wholeness of this site.

http://www.biography.com/blackhistory/index.jsp is a great spot for FREE videos to watch on line.  It includes mini-biographies of Hank Aaron, Muhammad Ali, Ray Charles, Frederic Douglas and more. There is an interactive timeline and anything and everything you want to know about the APOLLO THEATRE.

Discover the Harlem Renissance and take a crash course in Black History with 101 Fast Facts.

The two coloring pages below are a gift from Dover Books.  Print out for the small ones to color.  To be included in weekly emails for free pages from Dover Books, go to http://www.doverpublications.com/sampler4/ to print out full size pages of Jesse Owens, Rosa Parks and more!   Each one includes a brief bio and important information.

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Credits and sources:

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http://dannymiller.typepad.com/blog/2008/12/eartha-kitt-cia-target.html

For Amazon’s Books, CDs and more about Black History click here!

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