The AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH website from the Library of Congress contains a wealth of resources to help your school library celebrate during the month of February.
The ABOUT page provides information about the history of this event that began with Negro History Week back in 1925.
The EXHIBITS & COLLECTIONS pages provides access to dozens of online collections focusing on topics such as Art & Design, Baseball, Civil Rights, Culture & Folklife, Government & Politics, Historic Places, Military, Music & Performing Arts, Religion, and Slavery. Resource Guides and Profiles are also available.
The IMAGES page provides access to historical photos, maps, and other primary source documents.
The AUDIO/VIDEO page connects to multimedia presentations related to African American history from participating agencies. These include webcasts, musical recordings, sound artifacts, and other media assets.
The FOR TEACHERS page provides access to lesson plans, activities, guides, and other resources from the Library of Congress, National Archives, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, and the National Park Service.
To visit the website, go to http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/.