Black History Month 2023 Resources
Black history is a subject to be taught daily in schools. These resources are offered in support of February as a time to reflect on our teaching of Black history and to celebrate Blackness.
ASALH establishes a theme for each Black history month. This year’s theme is Black Resistance.
This piece offers a history of Black Resistance.
This calendar focuses on the birthdays of famous Black Americans and offers leveled children’s books and complementary resources. This calendar will provide children who are learning Black History the opportunity to analyze it and notice what is included and what is missing.
ASALH was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson the founder of Black History Week. Its Black History Month calendar offers adult events that are virtual and in-person throughout the United States of America.
The Equal Justice Institute (EJI) offers daily remembrances of racial injustice in the United States of America.
DBK’s Three Recommended On-Line Events
National Museum of African American History And Culture (NMAAHC)
Black Characters Celebration
Black children need to be able to see themselves in characters. This month NMAAHC offers three online sessions about Black animated characters.
NMAAHC Kids Learning Together: Celebrating Encanto’s Antonio! Saturday, February 4, 2023, 8:00 a.m. (PT)/10:00 a.m. (CT)/11:00 a.m. (ET)
NMAAHC Kids Learning Together: Celebrating Frozone!
Friday, February 10, 2023, 8:00 a.m. (PT)/10:00 a.m. (CT)/11:00 a.m. (ET)
NMAAHC Kids Learning Together: Celebrating Princess Tiana!
Monday, February 13, 2023, 8:00 a.m. (PT)/10:00 a.m. (CT)/11:00 a.m. (ET)
Dr. LaGarrett King is a passionate historian who calls all Black History Nerds together each Saturday morning in February as well as throughout the school year to talk about Black history.
Erica Buddington created this video series to help children in 4th through 8th grade think critically about history. Adults may learn a few things about history, too.
DBK’s Three Portland-Centric Free Black History Month Recommendations
This festival is in its 33rd year and offers online and in-person viewing options.
You walk Metro Portland Neighborhoods with Black youth and hear how they experience the spaces you are walking.
A range of events including free lectures and performances. Along with a playlist you can listen to at home.
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