Celebrate Black History with a Story, Every Day!

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February 1st- Langston Hughes’ birthday: That is My Dream-  Langston Hughes

February 2nd- Raven Wilkinson’s birthday: Trailblazer

February 3rd- Jimi Hendrix recorded Purple Haze (1967)- Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow

February 4th- Rosa Parks’ birthday- Rosa

February 5th- Hank Aaron’s birthday- Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way

February 6th: Bob Marley’s birthday- Every Little Thing 

February 7th: Carter Woodson created Black History Week- Carter Reads the Newspaper

February 8th: Oprah Winfrey became the first Black woman to host a nationally syndicated TV show: Oprah reading “The Hula Hoopin Queen”

February 9th: Satchel Page inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Something to Prove (also in Epic)

February 10th: The ABCs of Black History

February 11th: Nelson Mandela freed from prison: Nelson Mandela

February 12th: NAACP created in 1909- Thurgood Marshall was a major contributor: Thurgood

Louis Armstrong: Just a Lucky So and So

February 16th- LeVar Burton’s birthday (watch a Reading Rainbow episode- Here’s Ty’s One Man Band by Mildred Pitts Walter)

February 17th- Michael Jordan’s birthday: Salt in his Shoes

February 18th: Toni Morrison’s birthday- Peeny Butter Fudge

February 19th: Tuskegee Airmen were initiated in 1942- Wind Flyers

February 20th: Frederick Douglass died in 1895- Bread for Words

February 21st: Nina Simone’s birthday- Nina (also in Epic)

February 22nd: Horace Pippin’s birthday A Splash of Red

February 24th: Katherine Johnson passed away in 2020: Counting on Katherine

February 25th: Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston in 1964: Muhammad Ali: A Champion is Born

February 26th: 15th Amendment passed by Congress in 1869; Lillian’s Right to Vote

February 27th: Marian Anderson’s birthday: When Marian Sang

Other great books– 

Preaching to the Chickens (about John Lewis)

Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama

Super Heroes are Everywhere by Kamala Harris, read by Kamala Harris

Harlem Grown by Tony Hillery

Patricia’s Vision by Michelle Lord

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