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Educator Resources  

Black History Month 2023 Resources

Black history is a subject to be taught daily in schools.  These resources are offered in support of February as a time to reflect on our teaching of Black history and to celebrate Blackness.

Black History Month Theme: Black Resistance

ASALH establishes a theme for each Black history month.  This year’s theme is Black Resistance.

This piece offers a history of Black Resistance.


Reading Is Fundamental Black History Month Calendar 2023

This calendar focuses on the birthdays of famous Black Americans and offers leveled children’s books and complementary resources.  This calendar will provide children who are learning Black History the opportunity to analyze it and notice what is included and what is missing.


Association For The Study of African American Life And History (ASALH) Calendar 2023

ASALH was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson the founder of Black History Week.  Its Black History Month calendar offers adult events that are virtual and in-person throughout the United States of America.


A History of Racial Injustice Daily Calendar From The Equal Justice Institute(EJI)

The Equal Justice Institute (EJI) offers daily remembrances of racial injustice in the United States of America.  


DBK’s Three Recommended On-Line Events

National Museum of African American History And Culture (NMAAHC)

Black Characters Celebration 

Black children need to be able to see themselves in characters.  This month NMAAHC offers three online         sessions about Black animated characters.


NMAAHC Kids Learning Together: Celebrating Encanto’s Antonio! Saturday, February 4, 2023, 8:00 a.m. (PT)/10:00 a.m. (CT)/11:00 a.m. (ET) 

Register here.


NMAAHC Kids Learning Together: Celebrating Frozone!

Friday, February 10, 2023, 8:00 a.m. (PT)/10:00 a.m. (CT)/11:00 a.m. (ET) 

Register here.


NMAAHC Kids Learning Together: Celebrating Princess Tiana!

Monday, February 13, 2023, 8:00 a.m. (PT)/10:00 a.m. (CT)/11:00 a.m. (ET) 

Register here.


Black History Nerds Saturday School 2023

Dr. LaGarrett King is a passionate historian who calls all Black History Nerds together each Saturday morning in February as well as throughout the school year to talk about Black history.  




Erica Buddington created this video series to help children in 4th through 8th grade think critically about history.  Adults may learn a few things about history, too.


DBK’s Three Portland-Centric Free Black History Month Recommendations


The Cascade Festival Of African Films 2023

This festival is in its 33rd year and offers online and in-person viewing options. 


Word Is Bond, In My Shoes 2023

You walk Metro Portland Neighborhoods with Black youth and hear how they experience the spaces you are walking.


Portland Jazz Festival 2023

A range of events including free lectures and performances.  Along with a playlist you can listen to at home.

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