BLACK HISTORY

Slavery in America started in 1619, when the privateer The White Lion brought 20 African slaves ashore in the British colony of JamestownVirginia. The crew had seized the Africans from the Portugese slave ship Sao Jao Bautista. 

Throughout the 17th century, European settlers in North America turned to African slaves as a cheaper, more plentiful labor source than indentured servants, who were mostly poor Europeans. - History.com

 

RESOURCES TO EDUCATE OURSELVES

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JUNETEENTH

What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in GalvestonTexas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. - Historyy.com

TED TALK

When we define racism as behaviors instead of feelings, we can measure it -- and transform it from an impossible problem into a solvable one, says justice scientist Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff. In an actionable talk, he shares his work at the Center for Policing Equity, an organization that helps police departments diagnose and track racial gaps in policing in order to eliminate them. - TED2019

TALKING ABOUT RACE

Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. We are here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation. Talking about race starts with a personal reflection. - National Museum of African American History & Culture

 
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BLACK LIVES MATTER

We wanted to provide resources to help you make informed decisions about what's happening in our world today as it relates to racism, injustice, oppression, sociocultural divide, and the list can go on and on. We hope these resources motivate you to get informed, take action, get engaged, and stand together in a positive way.

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SYSTEMIC RACISM EXPLAINED

Systemic racism affects every area of life in the US. From incarceration rates to predatory loans, and trying to solve these problems requires changes in major parts of our system. Here's a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it. - ACT.TV

 

MORE RESOURCES TO HELP YOU CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY

National African American History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation's history. -Library of Congress

SMITHSONIAN LEARNING LAB

The Learning Lab infuses real-world experiences into learning to build lasting knowledge and critical skills that take learners from simply finding resources to thoughtful selection, organization, and creation of new resources. Smithsonian Learning Lab

NATIONAL ARCHIVES

The Archives holds a wealth of material documenting the African American experience, and highlights these resources online, in programs, and through traditional and social media. - National Archives

INSPIRING QUOTES

110 Inspiring Quotes for Black History Month: ‘Freedom Is Never Given’

 

MORE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES & RESOURCES

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50 Racial Justice Quotes and Black Lives Matter Quotes to Inspire Sorely Needed Change - Parade.com

16 Quotes To Remind America That Black Lives Matter - Huffpost.com

The Anti-Racist Starter Pack: 40 TV Series, Documentaries, Movies, TED Talks, and Books to Add to Your List - Parade.com

11 FACTS ABOUT RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
And what you can do about it. - DoSomething.org

 

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