Black History Month

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 TV 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.

For Educators

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

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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 Inlanguage 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.