Thank you very much for visiting the Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus Black History Month 2022 Resources and Events page.
We've put together lists of activities/events, books, films and other information we hope you find interesting, inspiring, helpful and educational. The resources on this page are intended to help you learn more about African-American History, GBC issues and help you develop activities and events for your chapter or precinct.
The Black History Month 2022 Resources page will be regularly updated.
Where links are provided, they are only suggested sources. Please use the sources you are most comfortable with.
And yes we invite you to share the knowledge you gather here with your family and friends, brothers and sisters, allies or even the stranger sitting next to you on a bench….
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This Black History Month the Global Black Caucus is ‘Recognizing and Celebrating African-American History and History In The Making’. And the best part about Black History Month is that you can be part of it.
February first we will be blacking out all of our social media pages for 24 hrs because, yes there still are people out there who just recently stated that African-American people are not Americans.
Our Call To Action is a little different this time.
In addition to calling your Senators we hope you will join us in posting a black picture for 24hrs with the following suggested text and yes, please encourage your families, friends, brothers, sisters & allies to follow your lead:
An attack on our African-American Community is an attack on all Americans…The fight is far from over. When we look at the cumulative effect of what’s going on with our voting rights - the cumulative effect of the rise of white supremacists coming into black areas trying to intimidate - the cumulative effect of states who are putting forth more and more voter suppression laws. The fight is not over. It’s far from over!
We are dedicated even more to fight harder. Being demoralized is not an option!
We are talking about our liberty, our freedom! Not just for us and our children but for all Americans.
We demand fair elections!
#VotingRights #InequalityIsReal #LookUp #BlackVotesMatter #BlackLivesMatter #DemsAbroad #GlobalBlackCaucus #VoteFromAbroad
Black History Month Events (Will be regularly updated.)
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Black History Month Articles (Will be regularly updated.)
The Only African American Automobile Company
Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Takes Flight
More than 1,700 congressmen once enslaved Black people. This is who they were, and how they shaped the nation.
Books for Black History Month (Will be regularly updated.)
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist
Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution--the nation's original sin, perhaps, but isolated in time and divorced from America's later success. But to do so robs the millions who suffered in bondage of their full legacy. As historian Edward E. Baptist reveals in The Half Has Never Been Told, the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. In the span of a single lifetime, the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, industrial, and capitalist economy. Told through intimate slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history.
Available Formats: Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback and Audiobook
An astonishing true tale of how he came of age as a black child in Nazi Germany. The son of a prominent African and a German nurse, Hans remained behind with his mother when Hitler came to power, due to concerns about his fragile health, after his father returned to Liberia. Like other German boys, Hans went to school; like other German boys, he swiftlyRead more
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By: Doreen Rappaport
Illustrated by: Bryan Collier
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Martin Luther King Jr. grew up fascinated by big words. He would later go on to use these words to inspire a nation and call people to action. In this award-winning book, powerful portraits of King show how he used words, not weapons, to fight injustice.
Through My Eyes
By: Ruby Bridges
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Six-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first African American to integrate an elementary school. Her memories of that year, when so much hatred was directed at her, makes for a powerful memoir. A 1999 Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner.Read more
Black History Month Documentaries (Will be regularly updated.)
The PBS Series: The African Americans Many Rivers to Cross
This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent right up to today�when America has a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race.
Black History Month Feature Films (Will be regularly updated.)
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) The story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
42 (2013) The story of Jackie Robinson who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Available on Amazon Video, iTunes.
Remember the Titans (2000) Based on a true story, in 1971, a court order forces three high schools in Alexandria, Virginia (two white, one African-American), to integrate their student bodies and faculties for the first time. Denzel Washington stars as the coach of a newly integrated football team in Virginia. A high school football coach finds himself fighting for stakes much higher than the State Championship in this drama based on actual events. Available on iTunes.
Glory (1989) The film is about one of the first military units of the Union Army, during the American Civil War, to consist entirely of African-American men (except for its officers), as told from the point of view of Colonel Shaw, its white commanding officer. The regiment is known especially for its heroic actions at Fort Wagner. Available on Amazon Video and iTunes.
Adam Clayton Powell (1989) The film delves into the gripping life and career of the most influential and flamboyant civil rights leader in America in the '30s, '40s and '50s. Narrated by civil rights activist Julian Bond and resplendent with rich archival footage and candid interviews with those who knew him best, this tell-all documentary mines the good, bad, and ugly acts of Powell's illustrious but controversial career - the multiple marriages, the uproarious taunting of the white establishment, his desegregation of Congress, and his shameful smearing of Martin Luther King, Jr. from self-imposed exile on the island of Bimini.Available on Amazon Video and iTunes.Read more