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Black History Lenses

Updated on January 25, 2014

Black History and Culture

This lens lists lenses that explore and celebrate the history and culture of people of African heritage.

Black history is a huge subject and there is always more to learn. This lens includes books and resources to help you learn more about Black history and culture.

As 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, I shall be listing lenses on this topic.

And remember, Black history is more than a month. Every month is Black history month.

More of My Black History Lenses

More Black History Lenses I Have Created

These are some more of my lenses which focus on Black history and heritage. It's important to have fun while learning Black history - check out my Black history quizzes.

Black History International
This lens contains four polls and two Black history quizzes. Click here to listen to audio interviews with Zhana. Click here for loads of books about Blac...

Nelson Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom
This is the autobiography of the first democratically elected President of South Africa. His vivid, and often moving, descriptions bring to life the influenc...

London Black History Walks
London Black History Walks have been chosen by the Guardian as one of the Ten Best Guided Walks in London. For more info, see the Resources section below. L...

Two Films about Haiti
What is the relevance of the Haitian Revolution to African people all over the world? How has history created the poverty blighting this island nation. Afri...

Endgame - The Beginning of the End of Apartheid
In 1985, a few very courageous individuals began top secret talks which led to the end of Apartheid in South Africa. This subtle, understated thriller depict...

Black History: Life under Apartheid
Nubiart - a different perspective on the Afrikan world. Decision in the Pretoria High Court welcomed by ANC. This lens also contains reviews of early anti-...

Black History on Amazon

Black Success Stories Volume 1
Black Success Stories Volume 1

This book contains an interview with the founder of the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, South London.

 

Other People's Black History Lenses

These are lenses I have found on Squidoo which focus on Black history.

I'm going to keep adding more, whenever I find good Black history lenses here on Squidoo. So please keep coming back.

Wisdom from Africa: African Proverbs and Quotes
Proverbs and sayings are found in almost every culture in the world. In honor of Black History month I decided to dedicate this lens to African proverbs. The...

Thomas Alexander - A Black History Month tribute
My father, Thomas Morris Alexander, is such an exceptional man. A talented engineer, an inspiring poet, a beloved pastor, and a devoted husband, father, and ...

Black Men At War
As a tribute to men who fought and died in the American Military, I am writing this page a few days before the country's 235th birthday. These men, until rec...

Quiz: The Dark Side Of Black History
There are many things that are not taught in school; where I live, Black History is one of them. In this quiz, I have asked questions that branch off from co...

Answers To "The Dark Side Of Black History" Quiz
This lens provides the answers for each of the questions from The Dark Side Of Black History. Please try the quiz before reading the answers, otherwise you w...

African American Holidays and Shopping

African Cultural Gifts and Shopping

Want to find out more about celebrating traditional African and African American holidays? Looking for African culturally inspired gifts?

Some of these lenses,are mine, some are other people's.

Kwanzaa – Celebrating Traditional African Values
Videos explaining Kwanzaa and much more. Kwanzaa is observed by people of African heritage all over the world from December 26 through January 1. This is an...

African American Holiday Gift Shopping
Looking for gifts that reflect you culturally? The Black Holiday Gifts Guide is still available and contains loads of culturally relevant gifts as well as...

Quiz: Kwanzaa Celebration Quiz
Test your knowledge, your trivia (not trivial) pursuit, your multiple choice skills. See if you cut the mustard, are up to snuff, ace in the hole, all that...

Gift Ideas: African Gifts and Cards Online
With the onset of the holiday season many of us are searching for the perfect Christmas or Kwanzaa gift. If you would like a unique gift that reflects the ri...

Black Culture and Creativity

Lenses about Black Culture and Creativity

African and African American culture and creativity are inspiring people the world over.

There is some overlap here. Where does Black history end and Black culture begin?

Some of these lenses are mine, some are other people's.

Black Museums
This lens celebrates museums documenting the lives of people of African heritage all over the world. It includes museums in Africa and the United States, as ...

African Women's Creativity. Squidoo : You've reached a page that contains adult content
It is so important that people of African heritage have control over how we are represented. It is so important that the reality of our experience is represented in print and on screen.

Oscar Micheaux, the First Major African American filmmaker
Oscar Micheaux, the first major African American filmmaker, wrote, directed and produced more than 40 African American films. This lens explores Oscar Miche...

Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor came from very dubious beginnings. A talented writer and stand-up comedian, he went on to Hollywood fame and became one of America's favorite c...

Zora Neale Hurston
As an African American folklorist and writer, Zora's work was well before it's time. Much of her work was created during the Harlem Renaissance when so many ...

Toni Morrison
Born Chloe Anthony Wofford, in 1931 in Lorain (Ohio), the second of four children in a black working-class family. Displayed an early interest in literature....

Black Culture and Creativity on Amazon

Black culture and creativity is a huge subject. Many of the other lenses listed here contain more about Black culture and creativit

Black Bloggers

Black Bloggers are Modern Griots

Black bloggers are modern griots - the keepers and chroniclers of our history and culture.

Being a Black Blogger
I am the publisher of the More Black Success ebooks. I have just published Secrets of the Black Bloggers, an ebook a which features some of the most interes...

Top African American Blogs for Black Men
There are so many blogs on the Internet today. Many of them specialize in one genre or another. For an African American male looking for a blog about African...

Black Women In Europe (It ain't where you're from it's where you're at)
A place to celebrate black women in the African Diaspora living in Europe.

Black Weblogs
So you want to know what other African Americans who have weblogs are doing with their content on the internet? This lens is my collection of some of the ver...

Black History Blogs

Blogs about the history of people of African heritage

Black Writers on Amazon

The books listed below are all classics.

Emmett Till Video - Emmett Till - Part 1, History Documentary on Civil Rights

The murder of Emmett Till is just one chapter in the brutal history of people of African heritage in the Americas.

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