Every February is Black History Month, when we celebrate the achievements of African Americans and the significant roles they have played and the impact they have made on all facets of life and society throughout U.S. history. This year, the theme is Black Resistance, focusing on African Americans who have resisted oppression and fought for the basic human rights that are promised in the U.S. Constitution—or, as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History puts it, “the history of Black Americans’ responses to establish safe spaces, where Black life can be sustained, fortified, and respected.”
As civil rights issues continue to appear in news headlines every day, it is more important than ever to study African-American history. Education is crucial for helping the next generation learn about the past struggles and successes of Black history and their relevance to the issues of today. As such, we’ve added a new Black History Month feature to Infobase’s acclaimed African-American History database to offer students and other researchers an excellent place to start exploring the Black History Month theme.
Researching Black History? Start Here
Users can explore the curated suggested research topics collected in the new Black History Month section and find a wide range of primary and secondary source content related to this year’s theme, including topics like:
- Black Lives Matter
- Black Panther Party
- Black Power movement
- Civil Rights movement
- Frederick Douglass
- W. E. B. DuBois
- Freedom Rides
- Langston Hughes
- Zora Neale Hurston
- Little Rock Nine
- Sit-in movement
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
- Sojourner Truth
- Underground Railroad
- Voting rights
- And many more!
The new section can be found in the database under “Browse Resources” and in the drop-down menu under “Browse,” along with African-American History’s “National History Day” feature.
What Is Infobase’s African-American History?
Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the home page to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into a subject or era through the Topic Centers.
Try African-American History today!
African-American History is fully cross-searchable with any combination of the other Infobase history and religion databases to which your institution subscribes, including:
- American History
- American Indian History
- Ancient and Medieval History
- Modern World History
- World Religions
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