Civics Resources for Black History Month

We’ve consolidated relevant Civics Learning Project resources, along with a selection of articles, videos, and websites that address the history of race and civil rights in Oregon and the nation, to help teachers access digital civics content for Black History Month.

Civics Learning Project Resources

The 1619 Project and the 400-Year American Legacy of Slavery

Resources for Anti-Racist Education & Teaching

Oregon-Specific Resources

Curriculum developed by Sarah Anderson of The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science
From Oregon Humanities
A history of Portland’s African American community
From The Atlantic
An OPB documentary chronicling the history of racism and civil rights in Oregon
A video lecture from Oregon Historical Society’s Experience Oregon series.

Other Resources

Teaching People’s History – African American Resources – Multifaceted resources searchable by time period, resource type, and grade level from the Zinn Educational Project.

Our People, Our Journey – An exploration of civil rights and modern-day protests, the history of voting rights, and more from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.