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By Associated Press
As President Biden prepares to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, we revisit another historic first. Constance Baker Motley was the first Black woman appointed to the federal judiciary and the first to argue before the Supreme…
By Nicole Ellis, Saher Khan, Tyriana Evans
Black History Month has been celebrated in some form for nearly a century. But this year it comes as students are getting caught up in political scrutiny and alongside a coordinated effort to limit the teaching of race and racism.
By Geoff Bennett, Karina Cuevas
The six Black members of President Joe Biden's Cabinet met for a Black History Month event Thursday highlighting their roles in the administration, some of which are historic firsts.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
The wave of migration across the U.S. in the mid-1800's included people looking to live in open spaces, with land to grow crops and the opportunity to have a better life. After the Civil War, that included freed slaves and…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Simeon Lancaster
By PBS NewsHour
Black History Month has put the spotlight on diversity education – and the impact of the ban on teaching critical race theory in some states. According to an analysis by Education Week, 37 states are considering limits to the teaching…
In 1967, George Henderson and his family relocated to Norman, Oklahoma, where he became a professor at the University of Oklahoma. Up until that year, Norman was a sundown town that prohibited non-whites to be outside after dark and the…
By Candice Norwood
During a time of nationwide discussions about racial injustice, diversity and equity, four Black politicians whose elections were historic firsts spoke with the PBS NewsHour.
By Becky Wandel
Black History Month expands students’ understanding of the Black experience in American history. But one teacher in Akron, Ohio wanted her students to see that Black history isn’t something that happened in the past, it happens every single day through…
In recognition of Black History Month, this Brief But Spectacular comes from historian Daina Ramey Berry, who chairs the history department at the University of Texas at Austin. She is dedicated to rethinking the way we teach American history to…
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