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Exploring Black History Month Through the Pages of Picture Books

While many of the titles are popular in elementary schools, these books feature stories of African-Americans whose lives reflect a multitude of relatable experiences for anyone to enjoy.

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Unsung Heroes

This is a good resource to use if you are building your list of African American politicians, musicians, and athletes to study during the month of February.

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Places Where African Americans Made History: 2016 Black History Month Theme

“There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you” – Zora Neale Hurston

February 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Building Strong Children

Like so many of my peers, I can remember the moment I decided to become a teacher. My moment came during my sophomore year in high school when I first … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Do’s and Don’ts of Teaching Black History | Teaching Tolerance

Teaching the contextual nuances of history can be extremely difficult especially in isolation during a thirty-day period. Yet, each year, we ask teachers to breathe life and give shape to … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Langston

Google kicks off its celebration of Black History Month marking the birthday of Harlem Renaissance icon, James Mercer Langston Hughes. Mr. Hughes’ Google doodle is a caricature of Hughes working … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment


The story of young Ruby Bridges serves as a powerful lesson in courage and determination. Check out these resources to learn more about Ruby’s journey in New Orleans in 1960. tlb … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Power to Dream

Dreams are powerful … “never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit.” tlb

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock | Documentary about a Forgotten Civil Rights Icon | Independent Lens | PBS

A voice for the rights of women as well as the right to a quality education, Mrs. Daisy Bates was a “heroine of the Civil Rights Movement.” A childhood marred … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Influence of the Human Spirit

An avid sports fan, while watching this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, I wonder what it really takes to compete at the extreme levels that professional athletes have to compete … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · 1 Comment