Langston Hughes, a Harlem Renaissance poet, helped pave the way for African American writers to be heard in the 1900's with his first published book "The Weary Blues" which was published in 1926. This was yet another way that Modernist literature was creating a new atmosphere in American Society.
KP - This is a timeline that can be hung up in the classroom to show events that led up to the Civil Rights Movement. It also shows events that have occurred after the movement, such as the establishment of Black History Month in 1976.:
15 Inspirational Quotes to Commemorate Black History Month: February has been designated as Black History Month by every US president since 1976, and we're commemorating this year with 15 inspiring, motivational quotes from influential black figures like Angela Davis, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as iconic entertainers like Beyoncé Knowles and Oprah Winfrey.
'23 Historical Black Canadians you Should Know', via www.cbc.ca Pictured here is Marie Joseph Angelique, an enslaved Black Canadian woman who was tortured and killed for allegedly burning down Montreal in 1734
By Marlee Archer While many people are familiar with Bessie Coleman and her importance of becoming the first African American female pilot in 1922, there are many Black women who have made strides in aviation since then. One such pioneer is Jill E. Brown-Hiltz, who set precedents specifically in the commercial airline industry. But before …