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  • Collection: Black History Month

10 Iconic Poems by Maya Angelou Every Black Person Should Know

Maya Angelou lived life after life in her 86 years. She was an author, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist. However, she will probably be remembered most for…

Black Desi History

From the website: South Asians and African Americans have been standing up for each other for over a century. These are the histories we were never taught. By Anirvan Chatterjee (@anirvan) of the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour.…

Black Theology Reading Group Resource List

Black Theology Reading Group Resource List. Includes books the group is reading as well as podcasts, web resources, and more.


ASALH is the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Inc.Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham of Harvard University is the ASALH President.Established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, we are the Founders of Black…

Francis Sumner, PhD, and Inez Beverly Prosser, PhD.

Brief biographical sketches of the first two African Americans psychologist , male and female, to get a Ph.D. in this discipline.

Francis Sumner, PhD, is referred to as the “Father of Black Psychology” because he was the first African American…

Edward Alexander Bouchet: The First African American to Earn a PhD from an American University

The remarkable story of Edward Alexander Bouchet, Yale College class of 1874, the first African-American to graduate from Yale College. Later, researchers found at least three other black men had graduated earlier. "Whether Bouchet was the first,…

Carter G. Woodson, The Father of Black History Month

The origins of Black History Month date back to 1926, when a historian named Carter G. Woodson spearheaded “Negro History Week.”