African American Union soldier, Civil War

EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources

In this special revised and updated feature for Black History Month, teachers, parents, and students will find a collection of NEH-supported websites and EDSITEment-developed lessons that tell the four-hundred-year old story of African Americans from slavery through freedom and citizenship to the presidency.

Baseball player Jackie Robinson born

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January 31, 1919

Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi assassinated

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January 30, 1948

Louis Brandeis nominated to Supreme Court

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January 28, 1916

Death of first African American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall

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January 24, 1993

Abraham Lincoln delivers Lyceum Address

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January 27, 1838

President Franklin Roosevelt delivers the Four Freedoms speech

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January 6, 1941

What So Proudly We Hail: The Meaning of America Curriculum

Through the use of stories, speeches, and songs, this site seeks to educate hearts and minds about American ideals, American identity and national character, and the virtues and aspirations of our civic life. A ten lesson curriculum is included which covers the following topics: National Identity and Why It Matters, Freedom and Individuality, Equality, Enterprise and Commerce, Freedom and Religion, Law Abidingness, Self Command, Courage and Self-Sacrifice, and Compassion.

Andrew Johnson, 17th U.S. president and first to be impeached, born

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December 29, 1808

Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes expose of Soviet prison system “Gulag Archipelago”

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December 28, 1973