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February 1, 2010

Published: May 20, 2020

Black History 2010
Garris Funeral Home recognizes the importance of the contributions of People of color.  Here are links that celebrate and educate the importance of Black History. We hope that you will share this newsletter with your family, kids and friends.  This Year on February 1st celebrate the opening of The Civil rights museum now speaks for the Greensboro Four. The International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, NC.
Note: we have a special I have a Dream Blanket MLK I Have a Dream Speech available for purchase net proceeds to go to helping families in Haiti. Contact funeral home for more information.  We have it on display in the lobby.
I.  The opening of The International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, NC. The Sit-Ins.

1.      The Greensboro Sit-ins History-Wikipedia
2.      The Civil Rights Museum now speaks for the Greensboro Four-USA Today
3.      February One Documentary
4.      WGHP-Febuary One: Greensboro Sit In
5.      WFMY-Through the Eyes of NCA&T-Video-WFMY
6.       International Civil Rights Center & Museum Website
II.   Black History Links 

1.      Black History Timeline
Celebrate the Historical icons of America’s black community through this interactive journey. 
2.      Historic Speeches For Social Justice
Speeches of famous people around the world defending the rights of others.
III. Kids Corner   
1.      Famous Firsts by African Americans
The first African-American billionaire, combat pilot, Nobel Prize winner, poet laureate, Oscar winner, and Miss America. Presented by inforplease
2.         Culture & Change Black History in America
Meet famous African Americans, listen to jazz music, publish your own writing, and explore history with our interactive timeline. Presented by Scholastic.

3.       Everything Afro-American
This web site Covers Where blacks came from to the present. Sites include blacks whom struggled before the modern day civil rights movement.  Very informative site. Enjoy!

4.       African American World for Kids
This site is sponsored by PBS where kids can play games send E-cards and browse information on black history and Africa. 
5.      Quizzes for Kids  Test Your Childs Knowledge of African American History.
  IV.  Other Black History links of Interest

      1.    Introduction to African American Genealogy
             Trace Your Family Tree Step-by-Step.
2.        African American World-PBS & NPR
Your guide to African American History & Culture.  From Sojouner Truth to Jacob Lawrence discover the courage and talent that has shaped the African American Experience.
V.  Famous Speeches By African Americans-American Radio Network
Speeches in text and in audio.
A.      Martin Luther King Jr.
1.      I’ve Been to the Mountain Top     Listen
B.      Booker T.  Washington.
1.      Speech to the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition  Listen
C.      Shirley Chisholm
1.      "The Black Woman in Contemporary America"    Listen 
D.      Mary McLeod Bethune
1.      "What Does American Democracy Mean to Me?"   Listen
      E. Other Speeches Click Here   
F.      Martin Luther King Speech  I have a Dream Video
VI    Black History from a Video Perspective (Yourtube)
A. The Colored Section.
B. Black History Month Presentation  .
C. A Change is Gonna Come.
D. The Greensboro Sit in

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