African American History Month

February 2021 Special Edition

Learning the Stories Throughout the Month and All Year!

"As a state and nation shaped by the diversity of our citizens, it is vital we recognize and celebrate the different races, nationalities, and backgrounds of the land we love. Having faced slavery, many forms of oppression, deep-rooted adversity, and the life-threatening dangers of demanding equality and change, African Americans are imbued with a unique strength and resilience, and their contributions and achievements are respected and greatly valued in the Lone Star State. Each year, February is designated African American History Month to remember and reflect on the tribulations faced by the African American community while learning from the vibrant history and culture and celebrating its many invaluable contributions. Texas educators and students are encouraged to take pride in and discover more about the strength that comes from our diversity. The following websites provide a wealth of resources and information for use throughout the year and during African American History Month."

-Texas Education Agency, Social Studies Newsletter

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Barbara Jordan: A Legislative Pioneer
James L. Farmer, Junior TEKS 7.7(D)

The Great Debater and founder of CORE

#55: Earl Campbell | The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players (2010) | NFL Films

“I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”--Michael Jordan

"Challenges make you discover things about yourself that your never really knew." --Cicely Tyson (RIP)

"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly."--Langston Hughes

"Lifting as We Climb" -Mary Church Terrell

“Life has two rules: number one, never quit! Number two, always remember rule number one.” —Duke Ellington