Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.

Change cannot be attained without understanding history and celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of those who became catalysts for change!

The Community Safety and Diversity Working Group (CSD) has compiled a list of resources for all ages.

INTERESTING READS

The “Herstory” of Black Lives Matter

Black History in Sports

The Green Book: The Black Traveler’s Guide to Jim Crow America

The White House Presents: Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States

Famous Black Inventors

PODCASTS

Teaching Hard History Podcast

 

RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS OR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

History-Making Scientists: Black History Month Coloring Pages

The National Museum of African American History: Open Access Initiative You can browse the collection online by topic, date, or place.

26 Black Americans You Don’t Know But Should

Zinn Education Project: Teaching Black/African American People’s History

The Unmistakable Black Roots of Sesame Street

National Geographic Black History Month

Videos for Young Children

The Breathtaking Courage of Harriet Tubman

MOVIES AND MUSIC

 Feb. 25th, 4:45pm: Chicago Children’s Choir presents Black History Month Virtual Concert: Preserving and Persevering 

 8 Great Movies for Black History Month

The 1619 Project: Episode 3: The Birth of American Music