Celebrating Black History Month
This month we recognize the Black lives that have influenced our country on every frontier.
From social advancement to political revolutions, Black Americans have played a vital role in the development of our nation from its inception.
Throughout this month we will remember Black leaders and provokers who have left a lasting impact on our world. Join us in telling their stories.
Angela Yvonne Davis is a prolific political activist, scholar, educator and author. She emerged as a leader in the 1960s, fighting thoroughly against the prison industrial complex and racism that still affects us today.
Due to her radical activism, she found herself being the 3rd woman ever placed on the FBI top 10 most wanted list. Angela Davis’ fearlessness led her to being a pioneer in many civil rights causes in our country.
We honor her for her bravery and unwillingness to bend to the oppressive authority many Black Americans have lived in since the founding of our nation.
Asa Phillip Randolph was a labor leader and civil rights activist who founded the nation’s first major Black labor union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) in 1925.
In the 1930s, his organizing efforts helped end both racial discrimination in defense industries and segregation in the U.S. armed forces.
Randolph was also a principal organizer of the March on Washington in 1964, which paved the way for passage of the Civil Rights Act the following year.
In this Virtual Field Trip, we are given a better understanding of Black Explorers from the past and present.
From the North Pole with Matthew Henson, examine the importance of Green Book sites with Candacy Taylor, launch to the moon with Katherine Johnson, and tell stories with Asha Stuart.