Friday, February 6, 2009

Newspaper Activities for Black History Month

As part of the National Center's Black History Month celebrations, the Center has partnered with the Philadelphia Inquirer and Newspapers In Education to create a series of weekly in-paper features highlighting prominent African Americans. Each feature includes a brief biography and questions to have students reflect on their reading and complete further investigation in the newspaper.

The nine people featured include: W.E.B. Du Bois, Harriet Tubman, Carter G. Woodson, James Forten, Barbara Jordan, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Marian Anderson. Students are asked to consider the imprint each of these people have left on America, and are encouraged to look in the newspaper for examples of people continuing their work for social justice today.

These features are also available on the Center's page of resources relating to the groundbreaking exhibition, America I AM: The African American Imprint.

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