Prominent Figures with Vision and Hearing Loss
In honor of Black History Month, the New England Consortium on Deafblindness has highlighted prominent figures with vision and hearing loss throughout history. Read More
The highlights include a list of people including Claudia L. Gordon, Stevie Wonder, David Paterson, Senator Keryann Iffil, Haben Girma, Geraldine Lawhorn, and Harriet Tubman.
National Braille Press
National Braille Press celebrates Black history and creativity with print/braille books that were created by Black authors and artists, and/or feature Black characters.
- Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney.
- Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank, by Nancy Churnin and Yevgenia Nayberg.
- The Day You Begin, by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael Lopez. (Also available in Spanish: El dia en que descubres quien eres.)
- Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch.
- Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away, by Meg Medina and Sonia Sanchez.
- Lola at the Library, by Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw.
- How to Read a Book, by Kwame Alexander and Melissa Sweet.
Since the founding of “Negro History Month” in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson (renamed Black History Month in 1976), the month of February offers a special opportunity each year to celebrate the contributions of African Americans in all walks of life. Now is a great time to learn more about the life and work of Carter G. Woodson.
Book Highlight from NBP
Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank
This book examines the parallels between the lives of the kindred spirits Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank. A Teacher’s Curriculum and Discussion Guide is also available.
See full article with resources and Teacher Curriculum/Discussion Guide.
American Printing House Celebrates Black History Month
APH celebrates Black History Month with interviews and people in history profiles.
Emerald McKenzie: A Black History Month Profile
Black History Month: An Interview with Denna Lambert