February is Black History Month, a federally recognized annual celebration of the contributions of African-Americans and their central role in U.S. history. The following is a living collection of resources on Black history that educators, students, and the larger community can use to grow their awareness and antiracism, both during Black History Month and throughout the year. Most resources are rooted in Mississippi or connected to Black history in Mississippi.
Year-Round Resources on Black History
Projects and Programs at the Jackson State University Margaret Walker Center
University of Mississippi’s All In. All Year. events through the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
WLBT’s Remembering Freedom Summer of 1964 and Its Impact on Mississippi
Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting (MCIR) stories on civil rights
Mississippi Historical Society Black History Resources
The Smith-Robertson Museum in Jackson showcases the art, artifacts, and photography, the work, lifestyle, and artistic contributions of African Americans, evoking a greater understanding of the African-American experience in the Deep South.
Wisconsin Historical Society Freedom Summer digital image collection