Black History & Future Month

Here you will find educational resources, classroom ideas, as well as inspirational quotes and stories that honor and celebrate the history of this vibrant group of Americans.
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Jewel S. LaFontant - She was the first African American woman to serve as assistant U.S. attorney and the first African American woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jewel S. LaFontant - She was the first African American woman to serve as assistant U. attorney and the first African American woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court.

Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born African/French dancer, singer, and actress. Fluent in both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. Baker is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement, e.g. she refused to perform for segregated audiences in the 1950s in hopes of integrating shows in Las Vegas. She also spoke along side MLK, Jr. during the March on Washington in 1963.

Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in Fluent in both English and French.

Cudjo Lewis (1841–1935) is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. He was born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Banté region of Dahomey (today Benin). At age 14, he began his training as a soldier & was inducted into oro, the Yoruba secret male society; by age 19, he was undergoing initiation. His initiation training was cut short, however, in the spring of 1860 when soldiers from Dahomey raided his town, killing townspeople & taking prisoners.

Cudjo Lewis is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. He was born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Bant region of Dahomey (today Benin).

U.S. Marshals escorting the brave Ruby Bridges. Bridges is known as one of the first African Americans to attend a white school, and the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school. #blackhistory #desegregation

Ruby Nell Bridges Hall is known as the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South. She attended William Frantz Elementary School at 3811 North Galvez Street, New Orleans, LA 70117

Donyale Luna (1945 - 1979) was the first notable African American super model and the first black cover girl (Vogue Magazine).

The First Black Cover Girl: Donyale Luna! Donyale Luna (January 1945 - May The first notable African American fashion model and the first black cover girl. She also appeared in several films, most notably as the title role in Salome.

A gifted sculptor, Florida-born Augusta Savage fought poverty, racism and sexism to become a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance, the period of African-American cultural outpouring in New York City during the 1920s and '30s. Her extraordinary talent opened many doors that led to her becoming one of the most influential black teachers of her time and a strong voice for civil rights for blacks.

Augusta Savage (Feb 1892 – March was an African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. She was also a teacher and her studio was important to the careers of a rising generation of artists who would become nationally known.

Bessie Coleman - first female African American pilot. No American flight schools would take her, so she moved to France to train and live. She earned her living barnstorming and stunt flying.

Bessie Coleman: The first African-American woman pilot is highlighted in Kate Schatz's new book Rad American Women A-Z. In addition to this star aviator, Rad American Women features an awesome list of real-life women you can dress up as for Halloween.

Thomas Greene Bethune, nicknamed Blind Tom, 1st Black pianist to win national fame. He was was also the 1st black artist known to have performed at the White House. Then about age 10, he played the piano for President James Buchanan. Born a slave near Columbus, Georgia, his talent as a composer and a pianist was soon recognized by Colonel Bethune, who had PURCHASED him in 1850. #blackhistory

blackhistoryday: The first Black pianist to win.This individuals name is Tom Wiggins. Some called him Blind Tom Wiggins. Tom in this day and age would have been diagnosed as autistic savant.

Lloyd L. Gaines vanished in March 1939. "Three months before he vanished, he won a U. S. Supreme Court decision (Gaines v. Canada) mandating the State of Missouri admit him into its university law school or build a separate, and equal, law school for blacks. The case helped forge the legal framework for the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education, which banned segregation in public schools.

Interesting Lloyd Gaines vanished in March 3 months before he won a US supreme court decision (Gaines v. Canada) mandating the state of Missouri admit him into Law school or build a separate but equal school for blacks.

20 biographies about amazing African-American women. Perfect for Black History and Women's History months.

Picture Book Biographies of African-American Women

20 biographies about amazing African-American women. Perfect for Black History and Women's History months. Know your historoy.

Ruby Bridges, 1960 Ruby Bridges (born 1954) was the first African American child to desegregate an elementary school when she walked into William Frantz Elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1960.

Today in Black History, - Ruby Nell Bridges Hall was the first African American child to attend an all-White elementary school on November 1960 at William Frantz Elementary School at the age of six.

Today in Black History, 3/27/2014 - In 1955 Arthur Mitchell became the first African American dancer with the New York City Ballet. For more info, check out today's blog!

In 1955 Arthur Mitchell became the first African American dancer with the New York City Ballet. Founder of Dance theater of Harlem.

WOMEN WARRIORS: Her name is Annie Lumpkins and she was a Freedom Rider. She is pictured at the city jail in Little Rock July 10, 1961. She believed in your Right to Vote so much that she went to jail. #Vote

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. 55 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

Nichelle Nichols, is not an astronaut, but her role in Star Trek as Lieutenant Uhura inspired many #AfricanAmerican women to become astronauts and astrophysicists including Mae Jemison. In 1966,"Uhura" was the first black woman cast as a main character on US TV who was not a servant. NBC refused to let Nichelle Nichols be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered, so #StarTrek creator Gene Roddenberry hired Ms Nichols as a “day worker,” but included her in almost every…

Star Trek: Nichelle Nichols, is not an astronaut, but her role in Star Trek as Lieutenant Uhura inspired many African American women to become astronauts and astrophysicists including Mae Jemison.

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