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Black History Virtual Library
Click HERE or on the image above to explore a Virtual Library created by Trauma-Informed Education Specialist Amy Johnson. Once you open the library, you can click on the books and other pictures throughout the room for readings, videos, a museum tour, and more!
Books, Videos, & Other Resources
- EdJustice has consolidated a list of resources on talking about race in the classroom and information on communities that have mobilized efforts to support BLM.
- Richmond Public Schools has shared “50 Must-Read Books for Black History Month & Beyond,” they’ve given recommendations for pre-school through high school.
- View teaching ideas and activities on how to connect Black History Month to current events, such as reflecting on Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb.”
- PBS has created collections of videos related to Black History Month. Videos are targeted to students in grades 6-12, and topics include the following: the Freedom Riders, the March on Washington, the Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, & the Civil Rights Movement.
- The Center for Racial Justice in Education has developed a comprehensive list of resources and links on why/how to celebrate Black History Month in the classroom, as well as resources for parents in how to celebrate with their families.
- Watch this short yet powerful video from Global Citizen of kids explaining the meaning of Black History Month to them.
- “A Room Full of Black Boys” is an artistic collaboration that celebrates Black men and “finding strength in vulnerability”
- Black Lives Matter at School is a coalition fighting for racial justice in education. Learn more about their work, initiatives, and resources HERE.
- The National Education Association (NEA) EdJustice “engages and mobilizes activists in the fight for racial, social and economic justice in public education.” View their website HERE and watch a short VIDEO about EdJustice’s work.
- The Center for Racial Justice in Education “trains and empowers educators to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in schools and communities.” They offer a variety of trainings, which you can view HERE.