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Monthly curriculum subscription about African Americans & Africa. Includes 2 books, 2 STEAM projects, and a workbook. Ideal for ages 6-15.

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Congrats to Vice President @vp Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris has been sworn in as the nation's first female vice president. She is also the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency and becomes the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in our government.

At 22 years old, Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history. She joined a small group of poets who have been recruited to help mark a presidential inauguration, among them Robert Frost, Maya Angelou and Miller Williams.

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Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLK


65 years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus. Parks' simple act of defiance in the face of segregation and the ensuing Montgomery bus boycott have come to be seen as foundational chapters in the civil rights era.

Her actions inspired the leaders of the local Black community to organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Led by a young Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the boycott lasted more than a year—during which Parks not coincidentally lost her job—and ended only when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional.

Parks and her husband later moved to Detroit, where Parks worked in the office of U.S. Rep. John Conyers for a number of years. In 1996, President Bill Clinton awarded Parks the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest honor for a civilian. When she died in 2005, Parks became the first woman to lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in American history.


The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) was established in 1971 by 13 members of the 92nd United States Congress The CBC is committed to using the full Constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the federal government to ensure that African Americans and other marginalized communities in the United States have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. In addition to promoting federal legislation, the group has guarded against local violations of civil rights, especially in voting rights and the legal system. In addition, they have taken special notice of international issues, particularly where African nations are involved. #APeoplesJourney #ANationsStory ⠀

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Lewis Latimer & Sarah Boone

#Blackinnovators and #creators have a long history of studying the framework and #exploring new ways of advancing modern #technology. Take Lewis Latimer and Sarah Boone, for example. They are two #inventors who mastered their #craft and elevated their industry.

Latimer, the son of escaped slaves, became a self-taught mechanical drawer. His relationship with #ThomasEdison allowed him to extend the life of the light bulb. While Boone, a #dressmaker, recognized the challenges in ironing women’s garments and sought out a functional solution. This foresight allowed both #Boone and #Latimer to utilize their everyday skillset and bring about greater functionality and extended use of products in their field.

In this episode of Black History In Two Minutes or So hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., with additional commentary from Evelynn Hammonds of Harvard University, we celebrate two black innovators who made major discoveries that we enjoy to this day.

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Legacy Kits provide kits that teach about the history of African Americans and Africa. Each full kit includes 2 history books, 2 STEAM projects, and a student workbook. One book teaches about an African American historical figure while the other book covers a topic about Africa. The STEAM projects directly relate to each history topic. We have incorporated several learning styles in our kits to better teach students.
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HBCU Fun Facts - The first black football game was played by Biddle University ( now known as Johnson C. Smith University) against Livingstone College in December in Salisbury, N.C. in 1892. The Golden Bulls earned their first historic victory in what today is called the Commemorative Classic, an annual tradition at JCSU.

-💡In 1919 they also became the first black college in the South to offer professional courses in education. In 1922, the name was changed to Johnson C. Smith University
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Zora Neale Hurston located the last surviving captive of the last slave ship to bring African captives to the United States. Cudjo Lewis, originally named Kossula was born in Benin. In 1860 he was kidnapped by a neighboring tribe, sold into slavery and held captive on the ship Clotilda. Although, the African slave trade had been banned in 1807, slave traders continued the practice and snuck captives into the country. After disembarking in Alabama, the Clotilda was burned and the remains of the ship were hidden until 2018, when it was recovered. After emancipation, Cudjo and other captives of the Clotilda petitioned to be sent back to West Africa. After the government refused this request and other forms of reparations for being stolen from their homeland, the men and women saved their money and started their own town, named “Africatown” near Mobile, Alabamaa. Perhaps because of the vernacular language of Lewis that she refused to change, Hurston was unable to find a publisher. In 2018, her book titled Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” was finally published 88 years after she wrote it. Photo courtesy of The Erik Overbey Collection, The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama
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RIP Chadwick Boseman
Thank you for your talent, wisdom, tenacity and inspiring a generation.


March on Washington:
On August 28, 1963, an interracial assembly of more than 200,000 people gathered peaceably in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial to demand equal justice for all citizens under the law. The crowd was uplifted by the emotional strength and prophetic quality of the address given by Martin Luther King, Jr., that came to be known as the “I Have a Dream” speech, in which he emphasized his faith that all men, someday, would be brothers and his hope that one day his children would live in a nation where they would “not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” The rising tide of civil rights agitation greatly influenced national opinion and resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, guaranteeing equal voting rights, outlawing discrimination in restaurants, theatres, and other public accommodations involved in interstate commerce, and encouraging school desegregation.


In August 1962, eighteen African American people from Sunflower County, Mississippi, including activist Fannie Lou Hamer, traveled 26 miles from Ruleville, Mississippi to the courthouse in Indianola, Mississippi, to register to vote. Upon their arrival at the courthouse, the group was intimidated by men with rifles in the back of their pickup trucks who were circling the building. Upon entering the courthouse, the prospective voters were denied the right to vote due to an unfair literacy test. When the group was on the way home, Indianola police pulled the bus over and arrested the driver for driving a bus “of the wrong color.” Hamer used her powerful voice to sing songs that helped to calm the other passengers. Her voice would prove to be a powerful force in the movement for years to come.⠀

This month marks 100 years since the #19thAmendment went into effect. Follow #19SuffrageStories to hear from @librarycongress @USNatArchives @smithsonian about the many, diverse women who fought for voting rights, long before and after the amendment passed. #HiddenHerstory #APeoplesJourney⠀

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The Hamer Reports
THR: Brother's Gonna Work It Out
Black History Month
Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson
Born: December 19,1875
Died: April 3, 1950
Birthplace: New Canton, Virginia

Known as the "Father of Black History Month",
Brother Wilson is known as one of the major scholars in reference to African American history.
His early education was self-taught as he worked in coal mines near Huntington, WV. Carter would eventually enroll into the historic Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. He would earn additional degrees from the University of Chicago.

In 1912, Dr. Woodson earned his doctorate degree from Harvard University, becoming the second African American to earn such a degree after Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois. In 1915, Dr. Woodson was one of the founders of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History Inc. It is currently known as ASALH, replacing "Negro" with African American.

In 1916, Dr. Woodson published the first issue of
The Journal of Negro History. In 1926, Woodson founded Negro History Week. He selected the second week in February in honor of the birthdays of the emancipator of slavery, Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
In 1970, Negro History Week was expanded to
Black History Month.

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Claudette Colvin

· On March 2, 1955, she was arrested at the age of 15 in Montgomery, AL for refusing to give up her seat nine months before the more widely known incident in which Rosa Parks helped spark the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott .

· A pioneer in the 1950s Civil Rights Movement.

· Retired as a nurses aide

· Colvin was born September 5, 1939.

· Colvin was a student at the segregated Booker T. Washington High School in her city.


Barack Obama (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States, the first African-American to do so. Prior to that, he was a civil rights lawyer, constitutional law professor, and U.S. senator from Illinois. As president, Obama oversaw the passage of several notable pieces of legislation, including the Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obamacare") and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Early Life
Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a white mother and a black father. His mother Ann Dunham was an anthropologist, and his father Barack Obama Sr. was an economist. They met while studying at the University of Hawaii. The couple divorced in 1964 and Obama Sr. returned to his native Kenya to work for the government. He rarely saw his son after this separation.

In 1967, Barack Obama moved with his mother to Jakarta, where he lived for four years. At the age of 10, he returned to Hawaii to be raised by his maternal grandparents while his mother completed fieldwork in Indonesia. After finishing high school, Obama went on to study at Occidental College, where he gave his first public speech—a call for the school to divest from South Africa in protest of the country's system of apartheid. In 1981, Obama transferred to Columbia University, where he graduated with a degree in political science and English literature.

In 1988, Obama began studying at Harvard Law School. He became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review and spent his summers working at law firms in Chicago. He graduated magna cm laude in 1991

Obama married Michelle LaVaughn Robinson—a lawyer from Chicago he met while he was working in the city—on October 3, 1992. Together they have two children, Malia and Sasha. In her 2018 memoir "Becoming," Michelle Obama described their marriage as "a full-on merger, a reconfiguring of two lives into one, with the well-being of a family taking precedence over any one agenda or goal.”.... to continue reading visit Blackfacts.com
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Happy Birthday, James Baldwin!


Way to go, LTJG Madeline Swegle! The U.S. Navy's first Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot will receive the flight officer insignia known as the "Wings of Gold" in Kingsville, Texas, on Friday! https://abc13.com/6313730/


As a young child John Lewis' Mother told him...Once you learn something, and get it inside your head, no one can take it away.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965:
"Honor John Lewis by revitalizing the law he was willing to die for."~President Barack Obama

As long as we have breath in our body we must continue his cause...Be more like John...Keep getting in Good Trouble.~President Barack Obama

Say Her Name...Breonna Taylor...
We are not asking for special treatment, just EQUAL treatment.
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African American musical influences comprise an essential part of our nation’s treasured cultural heritage. African American musicians, composers, singers, and songwriters have helped to shape national identity and displayed remarkable creativity across genres including but not limited to sacred music, folk music, blues, rock and roll, and hip-hop. Black musical traditions are rooted in African elements, but also contain elements of European and Native American influences. Millions of people around the globe listen to and are touched by music that carries elements of African American musical traditions. #APeoplesGroove #APeoplesJourney #ANationsStory #FreedomSounds⠀

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Today, we’ve lost a founder of modern America, a pioneer who shrunk the gap between reality and our constitutional ideals of equality and freedom.

C.T. Vivian was one of Dr. King’s closest advisors, a field general in his movement for civil rights and justice. “Martin taught us that it’s in the action that we find out who we really are,” Reverend Vivian once said. And he was always one of the first in the action – a Freedom Rider, a marcher in Selma, beaten, jailed, almost killed, absorbing blows in hopes that fewer of us would have to. He waged nonviolent campaigns for integration across the south, and campaigns for economic justice throughout the north, and never let up, knowing that even after the Voting Rights Act and Civil Rights Act that he helped win, our long journey to equality was nowhere near finished. As Rosa Parks once said of Reverend Vivian, “Even after things had supposedly been taken care of and we had our rights, he was still out there.”

I admired him from after before I became a senator and got to know him as a source of wisdom, advice, and strength on my first presidential campaign. His friendship, encouraging words, and ever-present smile were a great source of inspiration and comfort, and personally, I will miss him greatly. I’m only here thanks to C.T. Vivian and all the heroes in that Civil Rights Generation. Because of them, the idea of a just, fair, inclusive, and generous America came closer into focus. The trail they blazed gave today’s generation of activists and marchers a roadmap to tag in and finish the journey. And I have to imagine that seeing the largest protest movement in history unfold over his final months gave the Reverend a final dose of hope before his long and well-deserved rest.
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Legacy Kits provides monthly kits that assist families in teaching about the history of African Americans and Africa. Each kit includes 2 history books, 2 projects, and a student workbook. One book teaches about an African American historical figure while the other book covers Africa. The projects directly relate to each history topic as to emphasize the lessons. Each workbook provides opportunities for your child or student to reinforce the concepts with fun but challenging material. We have incorporated several learning styles in our kits to better teach students. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to partner with schools and families across the world!

Our first line of Legacy Kits is the African American and Africa Legacy Kits line. More Legacy Kits lines are coming. Stay tuned!

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