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Black History Month: Recommended Books & Movies

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman, abolitionist

Happy Black History Month! We should celebrate black history all year, but Black History Month can remind us to give some of our attention and respect to events, places, and people that have changed the course of history. In order to look forward and understand our future potential, we must first look toward the past to understand what came before us.

There will be a blog post every Monday this month highlighting different ways to celebrate Black History Month.


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PBS Black Culture Connection

Your resource and guide to the films, stories and voices across public television centered around Black history and culture. Explore. Watch. Connect!


Two years after the court ordered public school integration, tensions came to a head. The National Guard mobilized to quell rioting in Wilmington, North Carolina. The “Wilmington 10” were arrested, which sparked an international campaign for their release. In 1980 their convictions were overturned.

February 4, 1971

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