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Black History and Greatness Month

Updated: Jul 26, 2022

'Cuz I am Black y'all. I'm Black y'all. I am blacker than Black and I'm Black y'all!

While I celebrate Black History and Greatness all year, February is still a time that warms me down to my soul. I get goosebumps thinking about all the new information I will learn and teach to my people starting with my children. It is the time that I feel I can share all of the Greatness that is us with my fellow Black people without them thinking I am the child of a Black Panther or that I have recently become a member of the New Black Panther Party *wink*.

People always ask me what books I have on my bookshelf and/or that I use for gaining knowledge and teaching my children. Today I thought I would share my list of books as well as my yearly Black History calendar. Enjoy!

Most of my books I purchase from Everyone's Place in Baltimore, MD, direct from publisher or at African Children's Book Festivals. However, it was easier to add them to THIS Amazon wishlist. I tried to find as many as I could on here.



January-Origins (Africa Unit Study II and slavery)

February-See plan below.

March-Black Inventors

April-Black Musicians (singers, composers)

May-Black Artists (visual, dance and literary)

June-Black Athletes

July-Black Entertainers (tv, movie)

August-Blacks in STEM (science, technology, engineering, space/aviation including Educators)

September-Black History Makers and (S)Heroes

October- Blacks in Politics (sometimes merged with history makers; lawyers and government leaders)

November- Black Culture and Tradition

December-Origins: Africa Unit Study I

If you are interested in specifics, such as lists of people for each or how I teach, feel free to contact me.


Click this link to see the digital notebook we use for Black History.

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