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FEBRUARY 2010

Black History Month 2010

Knotts Funeral Home recognizes the importance of the contributions of People of color.  Here are links that celebrate and educate the importance of Black History. We hope that you will share this newsletter with your family, kids and friends.  This Year on February 1st celebrate the opening of The Civil rights museum now speaks for the Greensboro Four. The International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, NC.

  • The opening of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, NC. The Sit-Ins. 
  • Black History Links
    • Black History Timeline (Celebrate the Historical Icons of America's black community through this interactive journey
    • Historic Speeches for Social Justice (Speeches of famous people around the world defending the rights of others) 
  • Kids Corner
    • Famous First by African Americans (The first African-American billionaire, combat pilot, Nobel Prize winner, poet laureate, Oscar winner, and Miss America. Presented by inforplease)
    • Culture & Change Black History in America (Meet famous African Americans, listen to jazz music, publish your own writing, and explore history with our interactive timeline. Presented by Scholastic.)
    • Everything Afro-American (This web site Covers Where blacks came from to the present. Sites include blacks whom struggled before the modern day civil rights movement.  Very informative site. Enjoy!) 
    • African American World for Kids (This site is sponsored by PBS where kids can play games send E-cards and browse information on black history and Africa.) 
    • Quizzes for Kids  (Test Your Childs Knowledge of African American History.)
  • Other Black History Links of Interest
    • Introduction to African American Genealogy (Trace your family tree step-by-step)
    • African American World-PBS & NPR (Your guide to African American History & Culture.  From Sojourner Truth to Jacob Lawrence discover the courage and talent that has shaped the African American Experience.) 
  • Famous Speeches by African Americans- American Radio Network (Speeches in text and in audio)
    • Martin Luther King Jr. 
      • I've Been to the Mountain Top
      • I Have a Dream (Video) 
    • Booker T. Washington
      • Speech to the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition 
    • Shirley Chisholm
      • The Black Woman in Contemporary America 
    • Mary McLeod Bethune
      • What Does American Democracy Mean to Me? 
    • Other Speeches (Click Here) 
  • Black History from a Video Perspective (Youtube)

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