February may be Black History Month, but the subject can be learned about all year long. The stories of noteworthy personalities like Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, W.E.B. DuBois and, of course, Martin Luther King, Jr. are both educational and inspirational. HomeworkSpot editors have found some sites that you can use to learn more about the African-Americans who have shaped our world.
Biography’s Black History Check out Biography’s Black History Home Page for an interactive timeline, biographies of influential people, facts, videos and quizzes.
Infoplease Black History Month This site is extremely comprehensive; it provides historical articles, timelines and famous firsts, in addition to important speeches and revolutionary court decisions. Check out the contemporary issues to learn more about subjects like affirmative action and the confederate flag. And take some quizzes at the end to show off how much you learned!
The History Channel’s Black History Month This Web site provides a history of the Civil Rights struggle and a Did you know? section, which gives fast facts and statistics about African-Americans. A directory of icons, video clips, maps and speeches will also help to educate you about black history.
Quia Black History Challenge Test your knowlege on Black history with the Black History Challenge. Answer 15 multiple-choice questions with hints along the way. Can you reach the million-dollar question?