Reader Reviews

Black History Month

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Great Black Heroes

August 7, 2014 -- Submitted by Gaius Chamberlain, a reader from Washington, DC, who is affiliated with the site.

This site looks as many of the Black heroes in the course of history, pioneers and ground breakers in different fields. Many have gone unrecognized for their contributions, but their significance is now being rediscovered. Join us in recognizing these Great Black Heroes. The site contains articles, podcasts and videos for the enjoyment of students and researchers.

Black Inventor Online Museum

March 30, 2010 -- From Mark, a reader, from Washington, DC, who is affiliated with the site.


As we approach Black History Month I was wondering if you would consider adding a link to the Black Inventor Online Museum ( The site profiles more than 60 Black inventors and their contributions to society over the last 300 years.

Thank you,

Mark A. Long

The Black Inventor Online Museum provides a look at the great and often unrecognized leaders in the field of invention and innovation. For more than 300 years, black inventors have served as pioneers in the field of science and have made enormous impacts on society. As African Americans sought freedom and equality, many among them, scientists, educators and even slaves, developed the tools and processes that helped to shape the modern agricultural, industrial and technological landscape. While some are famous, many remain unknown, but their contributions have assured that their stories are not only about black history, but about world history.

Famous Black Inventors

June 24, 2008 -- From Brian, a reader, from Pittsburgh, PA, who is affiliated with the site.

This site celebrates the rich legacy of African-American inventors, with biographies and images provided for each entry. Many of these black innovators did not receive the recognition enjoyed by their white counterparts. Famous Black Inventors is an ideal site for students and teachers to learn about inventions by people of color in the United States.

Today’s Drum – Positive African-American News.

January 22, 2008 -- From Lawrence Belts, a reader, from Washington, DC, who is not affiliated with the site.

This site crawls the web for the most positive, inspirational 7 motivational stories in the African-American community everyday.

African American/Black History Facts

August 23, 2006 -- From Stephen, a reader, from North Carolina, USA, who is affiliated with the site.

This searchable and selectable daily Black History Facts Calendar Website contains over 2,000 entries highlighting Black history taken from “ON THIS DATE IN BLACK HISTORY: A CALENDAR OF EVENTS.”

Teachers Domain: Civil Rights Special Collection

February 16, 2005 -- From Natalie Dussault, a reader from Boston, MA, who is affiliated with the site

The Civil Rights Special Collection has added over forty new resources to its digital library of multimedia resources for classroom and independent study just in time for Black History Month. The collection captures the voices, images, demonstrations, and resistance that defined the Civil Rights movement. Free registration is required.

Golden Legacy Illustrated History Series

May 2, 2001 -- From Bertram Fitzgerald, a parent from Yonkers, New York who is affiliated with the site

This title was rated 4 stars by the editors of Teacher Education & the Learning Network in the “What Works” category. Millions of hard-copies of the Golden Legacy Series were distributed to schools & the general public.

Understanding Slavery

February 19, 2001 -- From Eric Ward, a reader from Knoxville, TN, who is affiliated with the site

Learn about the history of slavery around the world. Follow the journey of one man who was enslaved in both Africa and the United States. Then, travel back in time to Richmond, Virginiain 1845 to witness a slave auction. Along the way, you’ll learn just how pervasive the institution ofslavery was in the United States and how it differed from slavery abroad.

Black History Quiz

February 9, 2001 -- From Roberta Sallee, a teacher from Delran, NJ, who is affiliated with the site

Created by a fifth grade class in NJ, this site offers viewers the opportunity to learn about some famous Black Americans through individually created student-made website links on the page and then answer 10 questions with a pull-down menu format for answers. Correct responses received on or before February 28, 2001 will be entered into a drawing for the “Grand Prize”. Check it out. You will enjoy the variety of student presentations and perhaps learn something new, too!

Info please Black History Month

January 30, 2001 -- From Barbara, your editor, who is not affiliated with the site

A nice collection of features, biographies, timelines, quizzes and games for Black History Month.