February is Black History Month!

The Emancipation Oak stands near the entrance of the Hampton University campus

Let’s Celebrate the Achievements of African Americans in Virginia & the United States

This month we honor and celebrate the contributions of African Americans in Virginia and our country. It is important that we explore and read books that help children understand diversity and equality. Take time to sit down and talk with your child about the achievements African Americans have made in our history. While the health crisis won’t allow us to do many of the activities and trips we would normally, there are still ways to show and tell your children about these accomplishments and heroes.

What Can YOU Do?

  • PBS/WHRO has activities to do with your child.
  • Read books (suggested titles below).
    • Dream Big, Little One
    • The Jazz Man
    • I am Jackie Robinson
    • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
    • Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History
    • Little People, Big Dreams: Maya Angelou
  • Visit the Emancipation Oak, where President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was first read in the south. It’s outside!
  • Take a virtual tour of the Freedom House Museum in Alexandria.
  • Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture for activities for early learners.

Learn more about black history across Virginia & the United States to celebrate the achievement, inventions and heroes that paved the way.

Lisa Howard
President & CEO
E3: Elevate Early Education and The New E3 School

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