Black History Month

Black History Month Activities, History, Timeline, Ideas, Events, Facts & Quizzes

Black History Month is observed every February in the United States. Learn about the history of Black History Month, read biographies of famous African Americans, try our quizzes and crosswords, find stats and facts about African Americans, and more.

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500 Notable African American Biographies

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History & Timelines

Learn about famous firsts by black Americans, read the history of black history, and find information about milestones in black history.

Contemporary Issues & Facts

Find out about recent developments in civil rights cases, milestones in affirmative action, population statistics regarding African Americans, and more.

Biographies & Special Features

Brush up on the Harlem Renaissance and Negro League Baseball, read biographies of famous African Americans, such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali, and more.

Holidays

Learn about the history, traditions, and significance of Kwanzaa, Juneteenth, and Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Education

Find information about the best colleges for African Americans, historically black colleges, milestones in education, and more.

Awards

Learn about awards exclusively for African Americans, including the NAACP Image Awards, the Spingarn Medal, and the Coretta Scott King Award, and see a full list of winners.

Quizzes & Crosswords

Test your knowledge about black history and famous African Americans by trying our quizzes and crosswords.



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