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Black History Month - 30 books for 30 days

Stokely Carmichael, also known as Kwame Turé, was a Trinidadian-American revolutionary active in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and later, the global Pan-African movement. Carmichael rose to prominence as a member and later the chairman of SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee), working with Martin Luther King Jr. 53 more words


Bayard Rustin

[A photograph of Bayard Rustin]

In honour of the start of Black History Month, today’s Historical Hottie is the one and only Bayard Rustin – an all around historical badass that often gets written out of the “official” history of the mainstream Civil Rights Movement. 368 more words


by Nona Blyth Cloud

Rita Dove, United States Library of Congress Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, served two terms: 1993-94 and 1994-95. She has the distinction of being the first African-American, AND at age 40, the youngest poet to be appointed Poet Laureate by the Librarian of Congress.** 1,603 more words

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Analyzing Poetry with John Legend & Common

My fifth graders did not do so hot on the poetry section of their middle of year benchmark.  I can rage about standardized tests all I want, but at the end of the day, our sweet kiddos have to pass.   470 more words

Fifth Grade

#EverydayBlackHistory Day 4- Claudette Colvin

Today, we celebrate and remember Rosa Parks on what would have been her 103rd birthday. Rosa Parks is known as the “mother of the Civil Rights Movement” and we are forever grateful for all her work towards freedom and justice. 352 more words


Leaders Of The New Civil Rights Movement [PHOTOS]

If you cut on the news today you might be a bit confused. Is this 1956 or 2016? Seems like the civil and human rights issues that our ancestors were fighting have resurfaced. 288 more words

Black History Month

Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South -William Henry Chafe, Raymond Gavis and Robert Korstad

In the United States, the month of February is dedicated to showcasing the achievements and plight of African-Americans. Stories and images from the slave trade, emancipation, Jim Crow era and Civil Rights Movement flash across television screens nationwide.  315 more words

Civil Rights Movement