African American History Month was established in 1976, and it was meant to help folks learn about the contributions of African Americans to the world. For years, African American history was relegated to the month of February and elective classes.
While African American History Month is still a great way to honor the contribution of African Americans, we must also recognize that there is no reason to relegate that history to one month because African American history is American history.
As you are speaking with your child this month about African American History, remind them that they can read books, listen to music, enjoy paintings, watch movies and learn the history of Blacks Americans any time of the year. Not only can they; they should.
Below is a list of resources for students of all ages that you and your child can enjoy throughout the year.