African American History
TEDxYouth@MVHS: Black History is American History | Okalani Dawkins
Okalani Dawkins is a passionate Sophomore excited to create a better world through her passion for Civil Rights. In this talk, she highlights the importance of African American societies in America's history past the Civil Rights Movement, and why we need to pay more attention to matters like those as well. Okalani Dawkins is an ambitious sophomore who is on the path to dedicating her life to human rights advocacy. As the vice president of Amnesty International, she strives to convey a message of tolerance and solidarity among students, as well as to eradicate indifference toward recent social issues. Along with being a member of the California Scholarship Federation Club, a long-time volunteer at the Vista Library, and an avid speaker within her community, she hopes to use her passion for activism as a human rights lawyer. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
TEDxSouthampton: Black History Matters | Don John
Black History should not just be important to Black people but should be important to all peoples for a fuller understanding of the relationship between black & white people socially and politically. Yes, Black History Matters and Black Lives Matter is only the beginning of a process. Don John is a film maker, author & DJ as well as a consultant in the field of community cohesion. He has been a pioneer in the development of “Race & Diversity” issues across the southern region for over 30 years and was the founder and coordinator of Black History Month in Southampton over more than 20 years.
Black History Month
African American History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
As a Harvard-trained historian, Carter G. Woodson, like W. E. B. Du Bois before him, believed that truth could not be denied and that reason would prevail over prejudice. His hopes to raise awareness of African American’s contributions to civilization was realized when he and the organization he founded, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), conceived and announced Negro History Week in 1925. The event was first celebrated during a week in February 1926 that encompassed the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The response was overwhelming: Black history clubs sprang up; teachers demanded materials to instruct their pupils; and progressive whites, not simply white scholars and philanthropists, stepped forward to endorse the effort.
By the time of Woodson’s death in 1950, Negro History Week had become a...
8 Great Movies for Black History Month
Looking for great movies to watch for Black History Month? Well, here are eight powerful stories that could spark interesting conversations with your kids.
Kids Explain Black History Month
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National Archives News: African American History Month Resources
The National Archives holds a wealth of material documenting the African American experience and highlights these resources online, in programs, and through traditional and social media.
During African American History Month and throughout the year, explore our records documenting African American History through the African American Research page and within the National Archives Catalog.
Prologue Resources for African American History
Digitizing Black History, Before It’s Too Late
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Why Do We Still Need Black History Month? | NowThis
Why do we need Black History Month in 2020? The same reason we needed it in 2019 and every year before that. In US news and current events today, in 2020, Black History Month is important more than ever. In short: America has a loonnng way to go for equality, black right's, and eradicating racism. From trailblazers, to civil rights, activism, representation, fashion, and everything in between — watch this op-ed to understand why knowing Black history is invaluable to the core of America, politics, and everything our society hinges upon. Where would we be without Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglas, Malcom X, Maya Angelou, Barack Obama? For more BHM stories, subscribe to NowThis News. #BlackHistoryMonth #BHM2020 #News #NowThis #NowThisNews
The Argument Against Black History Month
Why Black History Month Shouldn’t Exist | Let Lee Explain
VICE Guide To Right Now's Lee Adams breaks down why Black History Month shouldn't be a thing. Before you think otherwise, hear him out. Watch more videos about Black History Month: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...
Why I Hate Black History Month
My experience with Black History Month isn't the same as everyone's, but my reasons for disliking it are valid enough. I think that because the education system is so backwards, there is a need for Black History Month to continue to exist. However, I know that there are so many more interesting things we can discuss that skirted over to fulfill the curriculum requirements in our schools. So in ways, I agree with the interview Morgan Freeman did. I dislike Black History Month for condensing the history of a people to 28 or 29 days, but I don't think that not talking about it is the way to go. Only by talking about race can we break down the barriers that the social construct has created. Peace and love.
What Most ‘Experts’ Aren’t Telling You During Black History Month | Larry Elder Show
Larry Elder takes the opportunity this Black History Month to investigate certain myths surrounding Black history and why some people think Black History Month is not necessary.
Why Not Everyone Supports Black History Month
Black History Month originated in 1925 when the second week of February was made Negro History Week since it contained the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how some African-Americans now oppose the idea of dedicating a special month to black history.
Whitewashing Black History
The black heroes white-washed from your history books | Alt History - BBC
A collection of programmes exploring black history and culture. Emma Dabiri looks at how many black subjects who fought in World War One had their stories white-washed out of the history books. Alt History | Series 1 Episode 2 | BBC #BBC #BBCAltHistory #BBCiPlayer
TEDxNashville: The Dangers of Whitewashing Black History | David Ikard
Should white people care about the whitewashing of black history? Most people will likely answer yes to this question, if only because it sounds politically correct to do so. What will hopefully become clear is that whites have as much to lose by whitewashing black history as their African American peers. David Ikard is a Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University. His research and teaching interests include African American Literature, black feminist criticism, hip-hop culture, black masculinity and whiteness studies. He is the author/co-author of four books, including "Breaking The Silence: Toward a Black Male Feminist Criticism" (2007), "Nation of Cowards: Black Activism in Barack Obama's Post-Racial America" (2012; co-authored with Martell Teasley and winner of the 2013 Best Scholarly Book Award by DISA), "Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st-Century America" (2013), and "Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs" (2017). His essays have appeared in African American Review, MELUS , Palimpsest, African and Black Diaspora Journal, The Journal of Black Studies, and Obsidian III. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Whitewashing Nefertiti and Black History | Judge of Characters
It was recently revealed that the real Nefertiti was a white woman, devoid of any melanin via Expedition Unknown. Nah, we ain't having that whitewashing of black history! Subscribe to The Root: https://goo.gl/QMOjBE
Hoodwinked History: How False Civil Rights Narratives Distort Modern Freedom Struggles | The Root
Much of Black History has been misused, whitewashed, led astray. In this episode of #UnpackThat we dive into how sanitizing the Civil Rights Movement impacts the reception of modern day movements like #TakeAKnee & #BlackLivesMatter