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Black History Month 2023

Celebrating Black History Month in February is a great start to highlighting Black history and authors in print and braille all year.

Martin And Anne book cover

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.

Photo of 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.

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.

Martin And Anne book cover

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

Photo of Emerail McKenzie: A Black History Month Profile from APH.

Black History Month: An Interview with Denna Lambert

Photo of Denna Lambert for Black History Month through APH.
Black History Month title with a book named "Martin and Annie" which is available in braille and print through APH
A student using the Monarch device

Meet the Monarch from APH


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