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Celebrate Black History Month Feb 1- March 1!
Did you know Black History Month, or African American History Month, began as a weeklong celebration in 1926? Since the 1890s, Black communities celebrated the birthdays of two people considered to have a big impact on Black history in the US: Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and Frederick Douglass (February 14).
The theme for The Black History Month 2021 is “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States.
1) Create a Black History Month collage with important historical figures such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama.
2) Join Tuesday, Feb. 23 Artists at Home: School Outreach Adapted from the museum’s summer program, “Artists at Home” is a digital interactive program designed to engage students with hands-on artmaking and conversations about African American artists and different visual art genres. Each hour-long session, led by an NMAAHC educator, encourages participants to make art using household materials and discuss the featured artist work. February’s sessions will focus on the works of Wadsworth Jarrell and word portraits. This program is for students from grades six–12. Admission is free; however, registration is required at https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/upcoming.
3) Re-enact a a black history month story book such as Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.
For more details and ideas visit: https://kidactivities.net/black-history-month-activities-for-kids/