The ABCs of Black History

B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture. Read more…

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

In 1848, Mary Walker was born into slavery. At age 15, she was freed, and by age 20, she was married and had her first child. Read more…

Just Ask!

Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. Read more…

Carter Reads The Newspaper

“Carter G. Woodson didn’t just read history. He changed it. Read more…

Ellington Was Not a Street

In a reflective tribute to the African-American community of old, noted poet Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood home and the close-knit group of innovators that often gathered… Read more…