AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth.gov is but one of many government sources for information about African American History Month. Sponsored collaboratively by the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives and Records Administration, and other federal government agencies, this site collects information about exhibits, event calendars, educational resources, and more.
For instance, the Library of Congress is hosting through September 12, 2015 the exhibit The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom. The online exhibit features timelines, multimedia presentations, and learning materials for the classroom.
Furthermore, the National Park Service’s cultural resources on African American Heritage page lists sites, exhibits, lesson plans, and more available year-round. The National Gallery of Art features highlights from its collection of works by African American Artists. Visit the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Documenting African American History site for lessons and exhibits on topics such as the Emancipation Proclamation, African American soldiers in World War I, Frederick Douglass’s 1845 autobiography, and spirituals.
Geographically closer to home, the Civil Rights Digital Library, an initiative of the Digital Library of Georgia and GALILEO, provides a digital video archive, a civil rights portal, and a collection of secondary resource links to online educational content. Keep in mind that all of these information resources are made possible through your state and federal governments at work.