Black history, Black joy, Black brilliance

This Black History collection highlights the importance of teaching and celebrating Black History year-round, beyond Civil Rights and enslavement, to affirming the identities of Black people and their literature, art, and creativity that has shaped the culture of the world.

The resources below emphasize teaching centering liberation and teaching Black History that celebrates Black joy and Black brilliance. In the foundational article Black History Month: Teaching the complete history, Author Coshandra Dillard writes about the importance of going beyond pain and struggle to examine the liberation, civic engagement, creativity and intersecting identities of Black people during Black History Month. Shared in Teaching Tolerance.

Consider this resource to support professional learning on racism and civic education.

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