Black History Month provides a great opportunity for students to explore the history and achievements of African Americans and discover how Black history has helped shape American culture.

Originally established as Negro History Week in the 1920s by Carter G. Woodson, it was extended to a month-long celebration in 1976. And, although it’s a topic that should be incorporated into the curriculum year-round, Black History Month is a chance for educators to dig deeper, provide context and connect past issues to the present.

As we celebrate the 101st Black History Month, here are some resources for teaching Black History in your program: