Black History Month

Black History Month officially began in 1976, when President Gerald R. Ford asked Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Every year since then, every American president has dedicated February as African American History Month.

KLCS Public Media honors Black History Month through a series of programs and features that we will broadcast throughout the month of February. Some of these programs were specifically selected to celebrate Black History, many are regular features and reflect our on-going commitment to the diverse community we serve; see our schedule for a complete list of programs and air-dates.

KLCS Productions

Featured below are some of our most recent productions highlighting and honoring prominent African American individuals and cultural heritage.

Prominent African American Profiles

KLCS Honors Black History Month

A 10-part short format series that celebrates 10 groundbreaking African-Americans by showcasing their triumph through adversity. Many were pioneers in their respective fields and their impact on society is still evident today.

Alphabet in a Flash

As we begin to recover from the recent worldwide health and socioeconomic crises, experts are grappling with how to address the pandemic learning gap that has disproportionately impacted children of color. Alphabet in a Flash provides a fun and creative way to help children develop critical early reading skills and helps children see themselves, and each other, beyond the negative headlines that dominate the media.

Alphabet in a Flash

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For Caretakers and Educators

Bring the celebration of Black History Month into your home or classroom with these activities, lesson plans, book resources, and interactive histories.




By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer.

To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, we offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit multiple grade levels. Found In: language artssocial studiespreK-23-56-89-12

Resources for: Grades K-5 * Grades 6-8  * Grades 9-12

February is Black History month.  Join PBS in honoring the accomplishments and sacrifices of some of our country’s most influential black leaders, artists, educators and politicians.  Click here to get started.

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