VVISD African American History Month February 1 - February 28



The Texas Education Agency states that each year, during February, school districts celebrate the history and cultural contributions of African Americans in the United States. Students and staff learn & discuss the achievements, perspectives, struggles, and experiences of African Americans throughout more than 400 years of American history. 

For more information, click the links below:

Texas State History Museum - The African American Story From the Bob Bullock Museum, this website provides a historical overview of the history, culture, and contributions of African Americans in Texas.

Prairie View A & M University - Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture The Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture (TIPHC) at Prairie View A&M University was established in 1999 by the Texas Legislature. TIPHC gives special emphasis to collecting, preserving, and studying information and items relating to the contributions of African Americans to Texas history and culture.

Texas Historical Commission - African American Heritage Texas Time Travel - This Texas Historical Commission website provides a historical overview of African Americans in Texas along with both print and digital resources. 

Texas State Historical Association - African Americans This resource provides an overview of the history of African Americans in Texas, with links to external resources embedded within the text. 

Texas State Library and Archives Commission - Texas Remembers Juneteenth This website provides an overview of the history of Juneteenth, along with archives of documents, images, and manuscripts.

National Museum of African American History and CultureThe newest museum of the Smithsonian Institute is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. 

African American History Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

National Archives - African American History The National Archives has compiled video resources, blogs, documents, and online exhibits including both primary and secondary sources documenting the African American experience. 

National Endowment for the Humanities - African American History and Culture The National Endowment for the Humanities website provides a collection of lessons and resources for K-12 social studies, literature, and arts classrooms that center around the achievements, perspectives, and experiences of African Americans across U.S. history.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Black History Month This website details the involvement of African American troops in World War II as both liberators of concentration camps and prisoners of war.