- Coppell Independent School District
CISD Celebrates Black History Month
Coppell ISD is celebrating Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, at all of its campuses throughout the month of February via special lessons, library exhibits, resources and more.
In addition to displays in the libraries, all CISD school librarians are providing lessons, resources and links to ebooks and audiobooks celebrating African American history, authors and more via Mackinvia on learner’s iPads.
CISD also is sharing these resources on Black History Month with our community:
- Biography.com: Black History Videos
- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
- Education World: Black History Month Lesson Plans
- History.com: Black History Month Resources
- Library of Congress: African American History Month Overview
- National Archives: African American History Portal
- National Archives: Black History Online Resources
- National Museum of African American History & Culture
- PBS: Black History Month
- Texas State History Museum: The African American Story
- United States Holocaust Museum: Black History Month
About Black History Month
Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our nation's history. Founded by historian Carter G. Woodson, Black History Week was first celebrated on Feb. 12, 1926, to commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent. The date coincides with the birthdays of abolitionist and editor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. During the U.S. bicentennial in 1976, Black History Week was expanded to a month-long celebration. Since then, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.