Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Black History Month Lesson Multimedia Plan. Includes discussion and activity guide and learning outcomes.
MY HERO Celebrates Black History Month. Be Inspired by African American Civil Rights Heroes and World Leaders Barack Obama, Ralph Bunche, Michelle Obama.
MY HERO Celebrates Black History Month. Be inspired by African American Heroes in Music, Art, and Literature: Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Dizzy Gillepsie, Louis Armstrong, more.
MY HERO Celebrates Black History Month. Be inspired by African American Heroes in Sports who broke personal and professional barriers.
MY HERO Celebrates Black History with this feature on Heroes in the Sciences.
The historian Carter Woodson is known as the "Father of Black History Month."
In 1926, he established Negro History Week. He chose the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Half a century later, this observance evolved into Black History Month, which we celebrate during the entire month of February.
Carter Woodson, "Father of Black History Month," founded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
Frederick Douglass understood the power of stories. He wrote several autobiographies through his life, from slavery to statesman. He was a powerful advocate for the Abolitionist and Suffragist movement, and famous orator and writer.
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "History cannot ignore W.E.B. Dubois." Dubois was a leading 20th century writer and scholar who laid the intellectual foundations of African American literature and civil rights movement.
Black History Month Films reflecting on the fight for civil rights
This documentary tells the story of William D. Matthews, the first African American officer in the Civil War, who assisted slaves escaping through the Underground Railroad, and heroically led troops to victory.
Two very talented Jazz musicians perform a tribute to MLK Jr. and the leadership of the March on Washington D.C. in 1963. The film features Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Theresa.
Black Future Month | Emerging Filmmakers
The following films, which were recognized at the MY HERO International Film Festival, are by two emerging African American student filmmakers.
An expressionistic account of a devastating historical event by emerging filmmaker Gabrielle Gorman.
Black History Month | Featured Hero Showcase: John Lewis
To Celebrate Black History Month, we present stories, films, art and audio from the MY HERO archive highlighting the life of Congressman and Civil Rights Hero John Lewis.
Links to more Black History Month resources.
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Visit the MY HERO Calendar
Share Your Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Victoria Murphy.
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