Here are some resources your kids could explore for Black History Month.
Adults: Finding Your Roots Episode on Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick – This includes the great story of Mumbet, but I think it also offers an interesting look at changing views on slavery, how whites were products of their culture and how it took time and often someone to come along and basically wake them up to the reality around them.
Teens: Drop Me Off in Harlem You can click Play All.
Elementary: Musical Harlem
Everyone: Listen to “Of Thee We Sing.” Marian Anderson Click on Listen.
Everyone: Tour a gallery of African American artists. Take the tour. You can click on the pictures to see them larger.
Teens: Click on the tabs along the side, a learning resource on the Civil Rights Movement.
Everyone: a place to read
- Letter from a Birmingham Jail
- A History of Hip-Hop
- The Truth About Race: It’s Not What it Looks Like
- What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
- Biographies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Jackie Robinson
Elementary: US Mission Escape from Slavery