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This resource is a fully editable and informative 85 slide powerpoint presentation on 'Black History Month' which is celebrated in October in the UK and February in the USA and Canada.
This resource helps to contribute to the students' Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development by finding out about the history and heritage of communities and the lives of those that overcame the challenges they faced.
It contains references to the history of Black History Month / African-American History Month, the Slave Trade, the Abolition of Slavery, the Civil Rights Movement and its campaign to get human and civil rights for African- Americans, influential people in the civil rights movement - Rosa Parkes, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela - significant events in the struggle for human and civil rights - the Great March on Washington, Tommie Smith and John Carlos' salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics, the American Civil War and the debate about the appropriateness of 'Black History Month'.
The powerpoint also contains hyperlinks to Bob Marley's 'Buffalo Soldiers,' Martin Luther's 'I have a dream' speech, Nelson Mandela's story and interview with Morgan Freeman's explaining why he does not want a 'Black History Month.'
A simple text version of this resource, more suitable for younger / SEN pupils is also available
Simple Text Black History Month Lesson / Assembly Presentation
Further Black History Month Resources
Black History Month 50 Question Quiz
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