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African American Heritage Month

February is National African American History Month and is defined by the Law Library of Congress as a month that "celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation's history." For legislation, Presidential Proclamations, and Executive Orders pertaining to this commemoration, visit the Law Library of Congress' African American History Month page.

Online Resources

The National Museum of African American History & Culture

The official African American History Month site features online exhibits and collections, videos, and images

National Black History Milestones from the History Channel 

African American History at the National Archives

African American History collections online at the Library of Congress

Images of Florida's Black History from the Florida Memory Project

Florida's African American History Trail 

10 National Parks that Honor Black History

Florida's African American History - Resources from the State Library of Florida

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Website intended to support the PBS series of the same name, it provides videos and 100 essays

poet.org's Black History Month page features poems about the Black experience by both classic and contemporary poets, videos, essays on black history and poetics & letters 

Learn About 28 Black History Makers in 28 Days from PBS. Watch full length documentaries free.

28 Films to Watch During Black History Month That Aren't About Black Trauma  

We Out Here is "a space that celebrates the breadth and diversity of Black women year-round" with content provided by Black influencers.

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