Black History Month
Disturbed by the lack of history of African-Americans, Dr. Woodson established the Assn. for the Study of Negro Life and History (now called the Assn. for the Study of Afro-American Life and History) in 1915. In 1916, he founded the widely respected Journal of Negro History. The second week of February was chosen for Negro History Week because of the birthdays of two men with great influence on the history of African-Americans, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
Black History Biographies - Astronomy
- Benjamin Baneker - 1st African-American Astronomer.
- Doctor Arthur Bertram Cuthbert Walker II - Famed solar physicist and x-ray astronomer. Chaired Challenger disaster commission.
- Doctor Harvey Washington Banks - 1st African-American to Receive a PhD. in Astronomy.
- Doctor Neil deGrasse Tyson - Frederick Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City.
- Doctor Beth A. Brown - NASA Astrophysicist.
Black History Biographies - Space Exploration
- Robert Henry Lawrence - 1st African-American Astronaut.
- Guion "Guy" Bluford - 1st African-American in Space.
- Doctor Bernard Harris, Jr. - 1st African-American to walk in space.
- Frederick Gregory - 1st African American to pilot a spacecraft, 1st African-American to command a spacecraft.
- Doctor Mae Jemison - 1st African-American Woman in space.
- Doctor Ronald E. McNair - Hero lost aboard Challenger.
- Michael P. Anderson - Hero lost aboard Columbia.
- Leland Melvin - Former pro football player with a winning game plan.
Pictures, Books and Puzzles
Black History Resources from Other About Guides
- About French - Negritude
- About Private Schools - Attracting Teachers of Color
- About Ancient History - Term a Day for Ancient Egyptian History
- About Weather - African American Slave Revolts and the Weather
- About Archaeology - Early Africans in the New World
- About Medieval History - Splendor in Medieval Africa
- About Biology - African Americans in Science
- About Women's History - African American Women
- About Classic Literature - Black History Month in Classic Literature
- About American History - Civil Rights Legislation, Supreme Court Cases, and Activities
- About the US Government - Black History Month in US Government