updated January 2023
February is Black History Month. Although Black History should be learned, discussed and celebrated year round (along with all other history), this month is a time to reflect on our past, honor those who have sacrificed to restore rights for black citizens, and have meaningful discussions about how to build a more inclusive society.
Below are some resources your PTA might find useful to help increase awareness of this important history this month and thereafter.
- Resources from Florida PTA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee – facts and accomplishments
- Talking to Kids About Racism – Video from Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College. The author of several books including the national bestseller Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, Can We Talk About Race?, and Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation.
- Black History Month for kids – from National Geographic
- Black History Songs for Kids
- Celebrating Black Leaders – from PBS
- Resources from the Governor’s office – historical facts
- Florida Student and Educator Contests
- Local Resources
- Resources and events from Alachua County Public Libraries