Each year during Black History Month, we pay tribute to the experiences, struggles, and achievements of African Americans through history. This Black History Month, challenge yourself and your students to discover lesser-known narratives and primary sources from defining eras in African American history.

These resources from ABC-CLIO’s The American Mosaic: The African American Experience database can support student resource and classroom instruction:

  • Black Businesses in the Antebellum Era
    Despite extreme adversity, Black business innovation was already a cornerstone of the U.S. economy before the Civil War. This Topic Center guides students through an exploration of the lives of trailblazing Black entrepreneurs and examines their connections to the abolitionist movement.
  • Redlining and Residential Segregation
    In this activity, students will analyze a U.S. government map of Chicago from 1940 to learn about the practice of redlining and critically engage with the long history of housing discrimination in the United States.

ABC-CLIO and EBSCO celebrate Black History Month while recognizing the critical importance of integrating Black history into the curriculum all year long. To learn more about equitable history education, download a free poster from ABC-CLIO. To integrate diverse perspectives into every unit, every day, consider adding ABC-CLIO's The American Mosaic: The African American Experience to your collection.

Recognized by Tech & Learning as a 2021 “Best Tool for Back to School” for helping schools develop and implement culturally relevant curriculum, ABC-CLIO’s The American Mosaic: The African American Experience provides a comprehensive survey of African American history from the 16th century to the present day.

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