Black History Books for Kids:
Find MORE books about Black History Heroes for Kids:
- Black History: Athletes
- Black History: The Civil Rights Movement
- Black History: Martin Luther King Jr.
- Black History: Musicians & Singers
- Black History: Painters & Artists
- Black History: Pioneers, Cowboys & the West
- Black History: Scientists & Inventors
- Black History: Slavery
- Coretta Scott King Author/Illustrator Award
Black History Books for Adults:
- PBS: African American World
- PBS: Africans in America
- American Memory: African-American Odyssey
- Library of Congress: African-American Mosaic
- Scholastic: Black History in America
- IndyStar: Indiana Black History Month
- KidsClick!: African Americans
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: African-American Artifacts
28 Days Later: a Month-Long Black History Celebration of Children’s Books!
During February, follow 28 Days Later, a month-long Black History Celebration of the best in Picture Books & Chapter Books for kids from the blog, The Brown Bookshelf. A stand-out author or illustrator will be saluted each day during February.
List of Featured Authors & Illustrators at IndyPL
Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf blog here.
Indiana Black History Challenge – Learn about outstanding black Hoosiers in medical care and advocacy and test your knowledge by taking the online quiz. The first 5,000 entrants will receive two tickets to the Indiana Experience, and 30 lucky players will receive four tickets to see the Indianapolis Indians. One winner will receive the grand prize – an overnight stay at the Omni Severi Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, four tickets to The Children’s Museum and a household membership to the Indiana Historical Society, which includes free year-round Indiana Experience admission.
View the works of 18 prominent local African-American artists during the 26th annual presentation of “Meet the Artists,” beginning Wednesday, January 29 and continuing through Saturday, March 22 at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. Details
On May 19, 1876 Fire Chief W. O. Sherwood appointed the first four black men to the Indianapolis Fire Department in Hose Company 9, located at 31 West Saint Joseph Street. This station, eventually renumbered as Station 1 and relocated to 441 Indiana Avenue, grew to become an all-black double company firehouse, with approximately 24 firefighters who rotated through two 24-hour shifts. View Photo Collection
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