This excerpt from The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross tells the story of Priscilla, a young girl purchased by a rice planter at a South Carolina slave auction. Searching for resources to bring black history alive this February (or any month), I discovered this video clip in 50 Resources for Black History Month, shared by PBS station KQED in San Francisco. Thank you, KQED!
Among these varied resources for teaching and learning about African Americans in United States history and culture, KQED shared the following:
Use this 90 second video to generate ideas for how Black History Month can be recognized in your community.
This collection of resources highlights key events, movements, and traditions as well as notable leaders, poets, and musicians.
PBS LearningMedia provides several notable collections from award winning documentaries around black history. These collections feature extensive multimedia resources, lesson plans and student guides that extend learning beyond Black History Month.
Addresses a wide range of themes of the African-American experience from 1500 to the present and explore cultural appropriation with these resources.
You’ll find even more by searching “Black History” at PBS LearningMedia.