Black History Month Calendar


Young African American woman, three-quarter length portrait, facing slightly right, with hands folded on her lap. Collection: African American photographs for the Paris Exposition of 1900. Used with permission in fair use doctrine. Source:

John Gillis

Read about famous Black Americans and why students say they are important. Check daily during February.

Images on featured post used through fair use doctrine. Source: Library of Congress.

Biographies written with the help of and

Photos from Google Images.

By John Gillis and Renata Williams

Additional reporting by Derek Wang

Who would you say is an important African American?