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Black History Month - Celebrating Black/African American Notable Members of the Legal Profession and Law Makers

Facts for African American/Black History Month

Population of African Americans; Educational Attainment, Occupations, and more!

https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/sis/resources/bhm-ff.pdf

The share of blacks in Congress is at an all-time high

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/22/6-facts-about-black-americans-for-black-history-month/

26 Little-Known Black History Facts You May Not Have Learned In School

These span various topics that will inspire you to take your research beyond Black History Month.

https://www.oprahdaily.com/life/a35181062/black-history-facts/

120 Black History Facts: 

https://www.biography.com/news/black-history-facts

 

Stories to Acknowledge Black History Month

Confronting Racism and Bigotry - National Book Festival 2020 Ibram x. Kendi and Saheed Jones discuss their recent books on Anti Racism and Fighting for your lives with the Library of Congress for 37 minutes.

Documentary Driving While Black

Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America - a ground-breaking, two-hour documentary film by acclaimed historian Dr. Gretchen Sorin and Emmy-winning director Ric Burns - aired on PBS on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020. The film examines the history of African Americans on the road from the early 1900’s through the 1960’s and beyond. The film explores deeply embedded dynamics of race, space and mobility in America - focusing in particular on the experience of African Americans navigating the nation’s highways during the last four decades of Jim Crow - one of the most crucial, turbulent and transformative periods in American history.

 

 

 

 

 

Library of Congress Webcast John Meacham on John Lewis and the Power of Hope

This presentation allows author/biographer John Meacham the ability to speak with the Library of Congress about his book about leading Civil Rights Activist John Lewis for 40 minutes