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Black History Month 2021                                               

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National Freedom Day

Langston Hughes’s

Birthday

MLK Jr. Recites "Mother to Son"

 

Inaugural Festival

2

 

WATCH: Why is Black History Month in February?

3

Negro Baseball League created in 1920

 

WATCH: Jackie Robinson: The First African American to Play in the MLB | Mini Bio | BIO

4

Rosa Parks Birthday

1913-2005

 

WATCH: Larry King Live - 1995: Rosa Parks says she isn't bitter

5

Hank Aaron’s Birthday

1934-2021

 

WATCH: Tim Kurkjian remembers the life of baseball legend Hank Aaron | First Take

6

 

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”

-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

7

 

“There is no negro problem. The problem is whether the American people have loyalty enough, honor enough, patriotism enough, to live up to their own constitution…”

-- Frederick Douglass

8

Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple) Birthday

 

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.

WATCH: Profile: Alice Walker

9

Bingo with Comedienne Angel Gaines

 

RSVP

10

The Daughters of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X Reflect on America in the Wake of George Floyd's Murder- June 5, 2020

11

On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years in prison in South Africa.

 

WATCH: Nelson Mandela Speech That Changed The World

12

NAACP Founded in 1909- Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

 

About the NAACP

 

13

 

Know their names: Black people killed by the police in the US

 

Black Lives Matter: Home

 

14

Frederick Douglass’s Birthday!

1818-1895

 

Frederick Douglass: From Slave to Presidential Advisor

15

Alice Coachman

First female African American Olympic medalist

 

WATCH: Alice Coachman - Gold Medal Moments.

16

Yes we can.”

-- Barack Obama, President of the United States

 

WATCH: The Obamas: First Family of Cool

WATCH: Where Did Barack and Michelle Meet?

17

Michael Jordan’s Birthday!

1963

 

How Michael Jordan Became the First Modern African-American Superstar Athlete

18

Toni Morrison’s Birthday!

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
– Toni Morrison

 

WATCH: Remembering Toni Morrison

19

James Earl Jones- 1997 Horatio Alger Award Winner

 

LIST: Best Black History Movies Streaming - Black History Month Movies on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime

20

 

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

-- Booker T. Washington

21

Rep. John Lewis’s Birthday

1940

 

Remembering the tenacious John Lewis

 

22

“You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I'll rise.”

-Maya Angelou

Collection of Poetry & Lyrics

23

W.E.B. Du Bois’s Birthday

1968-1963

 

History Brief: WEB DuBois

 

24

 

How Black Parents Survived 2020

 

25

A Guide to the Art in Beyonce & Jay Z's Apesh-t Louvre Video

 

Free Virtual Event- The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity

26

WATCH: Oprah and Ibram X Kendi Talk Antiracism on AppleTV Talk Show

 

27

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”

—Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut

 

28

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

—Nelson Mandela