Black History Bulletin

A peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the education of African Americans. The aim of the publication is to provide primary and secondary educators with innovative materials that teach Black history and conform to national history standards. This is an offi

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 2, Summer-Fall

Afterthought: Cultural Congruity in Art, History, and Music
Many African American students listen to hip-hop not only because they enjoy the beat of the music, but because they can relate to the issues addressed in the lyrics. If played Common's song "Sixth Sense," whose first line is "The revolution will not...
Curriculum Planner: "The Total Blues Experience"
Activity: Making connections to blues music across generations The blues is one of the most widely misunderstood genres of music in existence. During its history, the music has stood outside of organized society and established institutions (Evans,...
Explorer Matthew Henson: Ten Steps to a "Constructivist" Lesson
Whenever I teach the sole multicultural course in our teacher education program, I routinely begin the class by asking students to name the "top ten" persons from U.S. history (e.g., politicians, scientists, philanthropists) who made significant contributions...
Of Griots and Grace: The Art of Oral History and the History of African American Religion
I am a singer and an actor. I am primarily an artist. Had I been born in Africa, I would have belonged, I hope, to that family which sings and chants the glories and legends of the tribe. (1)--Paul Robeson, 1936 There is an extraordinarily rich...
The Importance of Studying African American Art, Life, and History
Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.--Carter G. Woodson (1) In the above quotation, Carter G. Woodson, the father of black history, shared...