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Auburndale Elementary Library: African American History

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Black History Month Resources

Explore this site to find information about important historical figures in African American history.


Civil Rights Movement Timeline

A timeline of important events in the Civil Rights Movement. 


Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: 
A Selection of Primary Sources

Find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.


Black History Month Lessons & Resources

A selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and can be adapted to fit grades K-5.

African American Heritage

African American Sites

Learn about important African American history locations across the United States.

Reading Rockets

Black History Month

Celebrate and learn about the lives and contributions of African Americans through children's books, interviews with African American children's authors and illustrators, classroom activities, online history resources, and powerful documentaries.

University of Illinois

African American History for Kids

Explore a variety of resources and activities about the importance of African Americans in our nation's history.

Kids Laws

Civil Rights Timeline

A Civil Rights Timeline Between 1951-1969

Coretta Scott King Award

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.  

Smithsonian - National Museum of African American Culture

National Museum of African American Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. The Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts.

National Archives

Black History

Peruse resources from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. 

Muhammad Ali Center

Dedicated to the life of Muhammad Ali

The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. The Center museum captures the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s incredible life and the Six Core Principles that fueled his journey.


Auburndale Elementary School
5749 New Cut Rd., Louisville, KY 40214