Black History Film & Classroom Conversation Series, Lesson Plans & Much More

Celebrate the diversity of the African American experience with PBS documentaries and engaging Black History Month lesson plans from PBS LearningMedia.PBS has a wealth of resources to celebrate Black History Month.  One example is the More Than A Month Black History Film Series for classrooms continues through February with two more great documentaries. This Thursday, February 1 at 1:00 pm,  classrooms can view an excerpt from Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, followed by a discussion with Director Tracy Heather Strain. On Thursday, February 15 at 1:00pm, classrooms can view the full documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, followed by a discussion with director Stanley Nelson.  More information on this series and registration, including a recording of the first conversation about the film, I Am Not Your Negro, can be viewed on the  PBS Teachers’ Lounge.

PBS LearningMedia also has Black History resources to spark conversations and understanding.  Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Embark with professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes you and students on a personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history.  Travel from the victories of the Civil Rights movement to today, asking questions about the state of black America and our nation as a whole. Explore the Collection.

In addition, as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America, WGBY observes Black History Month with a long list of upcoming documentaries and specials that explore the richness and complexity of the African American experience through on-air content and online.  Find here.

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