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Black History Month 2015 Giveaway. Ends Feb 25th


Martin L King DVD

Martin Luther King Jr. – I Have a Dream – DVD

I Survived

I Survived The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis

Anyia

Anyia “Dream of a Warrior

Sounder

Sounder

In keeping with the celebration of Black History Month, Mymcbooks is giveaway 3 books and 1 DVD to 1  lucky winner. Please list your comment BELOW.

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Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends Feb 25th, 2015

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Winner is #4 – Heather B

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February 7, 2015 Posted by | Black History Month, Free Giveaways | , , , , | 9 Comments

Black History Month 2015 Theme: A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture


Black History Month 2015 Theme: A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

Over the past century, African American life, history, and culture have become major forces in the United States and the world. In 1915, few could have imagined that African Americans in music, art, and literature would become appreciated by the global community. Fewer still could have predicted the prominence achieved by African Americans, as well as other people of African descent, in shaping world politics, war, and diplomacy. Indeed, it was nearly universally believed that Africans and people of African descent had played no role in the unfolding of history and were a threat to American civilization itself. A century later, few can deny the centrality of African Americans in the making of American history.

This transformation is the result of effort, not chance. Confident that their struggles mattered in human history, black scholars, artists, athletes, and leaders self-consciously used their talents to change how the world viewed African Americans. The New Negro of the post-World War I era made modernity their own and gave the world a cornucopia of cultural gifts, including jazz, poetry based on the black vernacular, and an appreciation of African art. African American athletes dominated individual and team sports transforming baseball, track-and-field, football, boxing, and basketball. In a wave of social movements, African American activism transformed race relations, challenged American foreign policy, and became the American conscience on human rights. http://asalh100.org/black-history-themes/2015-theme/

 

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Contributions by African-Americans to art, literature, sports and pop culture.

The theme for Black History Month in 2015 is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture”. chronicling the important contributions by African-Americans to art, literature, sports and pop culture. In the early 20th century, the rise of a totally new form of music — jazz — can be traced back to African Americans of the post-World War I generation. This was closely followed by the Harlem Renaissance that introduced the voices of African American writers and artists to the national conversation. By the 1960’s, the African American museum movement saw the opening of nationwide centers exhibiting the advances made by African Americans in art, history, and science — culminating in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Doo wop, rock n’ roll, and hip hop can all trace their roots to the African American experience. Legendary sports figures, as well as artists, musicians, actors and actresses also have undeniably contributed to American culture as their influence continues to spread worldwide.

http://www.chiff.com/education/black-history-month.htm

 

 

Black History 2015

National African American History Month Item: B15A Prices $6.25 size 18 X 24 inches Theme: A Century of Black Life, History and Culture

List of Persons

1. Barack Obama , 2. Michelle Obama, 3. Lewis Latimer, 4. George Carruthers, 5. Bessie Coleman, 6. Sojourner Truth  7. Billie Holiday, 8. Ella Fitzgerald, 9. George Washington Carver, 10. Rosa Parks, 11. Martin Luher King Jr.  12. Louis Armstrong, 13. Benjamin Banneker, 14. Shirley Jackson, 15. Ray Brown, 16. Benjammin O. Davis Jr.  17. Mary Mcleod Bethune.
There are three generic persons representing members of the American Armed Forces.

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February 7, 2015 Posted by | Black History Month | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Black History Month 2014 Giveaway. Ends Feb 28th


Aunt Harriet

Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold

Brother of the Knight

Brother of the Knight by Debbie Allen

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter

Henry Box Freedom

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

I Am Harriet Tubman

I am Harriet Tubman by Grace Norwich

I Survived

I Survived The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis

Ron Big Mission

Ron’s Big Mission y Rose Blue and Corinne J Naden

Ruth and the Green Book

Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey

The Prince of Fenway Park

The Prince of Fenway Park by Julianna Baggott

The Wedding Drama

Wedding Drama by Karen English

Talee Book

Talee and the Fallen Object by Jacquitta A McManus

Thank You Dr MLK

Thank You, Dr MLK, JR! By Eleanora E. Tate

Trouble Don't Last

Trouble don’t last by Shelly Pearsall

In keeping with the celebration of Black History Month, Mymcbooks is giveaway 4 books each to 2 lucky winner. Please list your 4 choices with your comment.

Giveaway Rules

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There will be 2 winners.

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends February, 28th

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Winners are #4 – Saba and #1 – MJ

February 1, 2014 Posted by | Black History Month, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Black History Month 2014 Theme – Black History Month: ‘Civil Rights in America’


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 Civil Rights in America, commemorating the 50th

Black History Month 2014 Theme – Black History Month: ‘Civil Rights in America’

Black History Month or National African American History Month is an annual celebration of and a time for recognizing achievements by black Americans in U.S. history. Americans have recognized Black History Month annually since 1926. Although blacks have been in America at least as far back as colonial times, it was not until the 20th century that they gained a respectable presence in history books.

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Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who earned a doctorate degree from Harvard, was disturbed to find that history books largely ignored America’s black population. He decided to take on the challenge of writing black Americans into the nation’s history. In 1926, he launched Negro History Week. He chose February because it marks the birthdays of two men who greatly influenced the black American population, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In the mid-1970s, it became Black History Month and ever since, every American president has issued proclamations endorsing Black History Month.

http://www.forthoodsentinel.com/story.php?id=12699

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_G._Woodson

February 1, 2014 Posted by | Black History Month | , , , , | 2 Comments

Black History Month 2013 Giveaway Part 2. Ends Feb 28th


The Ear

The year is 2174.  The place is Zimbabwe, Africa.  Three adventurous children escape their parents’ heavily guarded mansion to explore the dangerous world outside.  They soon learn how dangerous it really is.  Tendai, the oldest boy, is their leader, although he worries about being brave enough. Rita, his sister, is an expert at starting fights.  Kuda, his little brother, is willing to try anything. They are quickly enslaved in a plastic mine ruled by the terrifying She Elephant and her army of vlei people. Vlei people have been living in the dump so long they look like piles of trash.  The children flee them to find new perils.  They are pursued by the Ear, the Eye and the Arm, detectives hired by the children’s parents, who always seem to arrive too late. The worst danger of all lies at the top of the Mile High MacIlwaine, a hotel so tall that it sways like a tree in the wind.  For up there are not merely humans, but spirits whose aim is to devour the souls of Zimbabwe.

The Scrapyard

The Scrapyard Detectives. The Scrapyard Detectives are on the case! Join Robert, Jinn and Raymond as they solve the mysteries that affect their community, and learn valuable lessons about teamwork and diversity.

Separate, but Not Equal

A moving history of the struggle of African-Americans for equal education rights from colonial times to the present.

Giveaway (US ONLY)

There will be ONLY 1 Winner

Giveaway Ends February 28th

The winner will be selected via Random.org

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #5 – Lily K

February 14, 2013 Posted by | Black History Month, Free Giveaways | , , , , | 1 Comment

Black History Month 2013 Giveaway Part 1. Ends Feb 14th


In keeping with the celebration of Black History Month, Mymcbooks will feature 2 set of Giveaways for Black History Month. The 1st of February and the 15th of February. There will be 1 winner taking home four books.

African America

African America – From Slavery to Glory – 48 Documentary Collection.

This 48 documentary collection celebrates the life, culture and accomplishments of the Most Influential African Americans. It portrays a riveting history of slavery through detailed reenactments, interviews and first hand accounts of this haunting past.

One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer

Set during one of the most tumultuous years in recent American history, One Crazy Summer is the heartbreaking, funny tale of three girls who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 in search of the mother who abandoned them. It’s an unforgettable story told by a distinguished author of books for children and teens, Rita Williams-Garcia.

Home Now

Home Now by Lesley Beake

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Winner will be selected via Random.org. Ends February 14th.

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This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is Tia

February 1, 2013 Posted by | Black History Month, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mymcbooks Celebrates Black History Month 2013


During the month of February, we at Mymcbooks will be a part of the celebration of Black History Month 2013. So there will be a few posts on Black History and a Free Giveaway on African America Books.

Black History Month 2013 Theme –  “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington”

 

Dr. Carter G. Woodson realized the importance of providing a theme that would focus the attention of the public when he established Negro History week in 1926. The ASALH dedicates the 2013 Annual Black History Theme to celebrating the anniversary of two important African American turning points – the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the 1963 March on Washington.   The Emancipation Proclamation, decreed by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1st, 1863, declared slaves in all confederate states then at war with the Union “forever free” and made them eligible for paid military service in the Union Army. Although it did not end slavery in the nation, it did transform the character of the war. After the proclamation was made, every advance of Federal troops expanded the domain of freedom and black men were allowed to serve in the Union Army and Navy. By the end of the war almost 200,000 black soldiers and sailors had fought for freedom. http://libguides.davenport.edu/content.php?pid=303298&sid=2495766

 

1863 Emancipation Proclamation

1863 Emancipation Proclamation

Chappel, Alonzo (Artist). Not dated. Lincoln Reading the Emancipation Proclamation to his Cabinet [Painting]. Boston; Museum of Fine Arts.

 

1963 March on Washington

1963 March on Washington

Leffler, Warren (Artist). 1963. Civil Rights March on Washington [Photograph]. Washington D.C.; Library of Congress.

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place on August 28th, 1963 in Washington D.C.  More than 200,000 demonstrators took part in the walk.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his ‘‘I Have a Dream’’ speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, noting that the Emancipation Proclamation gave hope to black slaves. The following year Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a concrete step towards fulfilling the promise of the Emancipation Proclamation.

 

When the American Civil War (1861-65) began, President Abraham Lincoln carefully framed the conflict as concerning the preservation of the Union rather than the abolition of slavery. Although he personally found the practice of slavery abhorrent, he knew that neither Northerners nor the residents of the border slave states would support abolition as a war aim. But by mid-1862, as thousands of slaves fled to join the invading Northern armies, Lincoln was convinced that abolition had become a sound military strategy, as well as the morally correct path. On September 22, soon after the Union victory at Antietam, he issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that as of January 1, 1863, all slaves in the rebellious states “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” While the Emancipation Proclamation did not free a single slave, it was an important turning point in the war, transforming the fight to preserve the nation into a battle for human freedom. http://www.history.com/topics/emancipation-proclamation

Watch the video: http://www.history.com/topics/emancipation-proclamation/videos#gilder-lehrman-the-emancipation-proclamation

 

Celebrating the Black History Month at School  

The schools and educational institutions are the best place to observe the celebration of black history month. The children can be made aware of the real cause behind such a month long observation. Lesson plans should be included in the month which educates the children about the racism, slavery and the fight against these practices. Crafts, coloring and pencil sketching based on the different themes related to black history can help to make the children aware of the black history. Classes, seminars and photo displays are conducted during the month to give a better picture of the sufferings and humiliation faced by the people in the last century just because they had a darker skin, and it also highlights the practice of racist inequality practiced then and even today to a little extend. Educating the future generation about the wrong doings in the last century and creating a feeling of compassion, love and respect towards every person can see to it that the history will never be repeated again. Talking to the children about the important black people who have touched the lives of mankind and the achievements can help to shoo off the inferiority complex most of the African American children faces and create a positive attitude and confidence in these little hearts.

http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Society/black-history-month-celebration.php

 

February 1, 2013 Posted by | Black History Month | , , | 2 Comments

Black History Month 2012 Giveaway Part 2. Ends Feb 29th


In keeping with the celebration of Black History Month, Mymcbooks is giveaway four books to 1 lucky winner. 

 

Metal Man by Aaron Reynolds

Sparksliterally fly asDevonmakes the leap from observer to creator. With the help of the Metal Man, canDevonweld a sculpture of his own, or will the scrap metal amount to a pile of junk as his Mom suspects? The unique voice and gritty illustrations capture the urban atmosphere and the heat of the welder’s torch.

Oni’s Good Hair Day

Oni was very excited about going to the Alphabet Kids Afterschool Center for the first time, But when Allegra hurt her feelings, she did not want to go back. What happens the next day? Find out what happens in Oni’s Good Hair Day

 

Home Now by Lesley Beake

Sieta remembers a happy home far away over the mountains, but now she is living with her Aunty in a place she must call Home Now. Her new home is a busy, friendly place but Sieta can’t seem to smile. One day she meets an orphaned baby elephant at the elephant park, Sieta begins to see things in a different light. This book includes a note about the plight of millions of African children who, just like Sieta, have lost their parents to the AIDS epidemic.

The Dream and the Struggle: Separate but not Equal by Jim Haskins

A moving history of the struggle of African-Americans for equal education rights from colonial times to the present, from the award-winning author of over eighty nonfiction books for young readers.

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Winner will be selected via Random.org. Ends February 29th.

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Winner is #8 – Kelly L

February 14, 2012 Posted by | Black History Month, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Winner of the Black History Month 2012 Giveaway Part 1.


Congratulations to the following winners.

The Winners were selected using Random.org 

#15 – Melissa  L is the Winner of Black History Month 2012 Giveaway

Thanks to all those who took part in this giveaways.

Winners has been notified.

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February 14, 2012 Posted by | Black History Month, Giveaway Winners | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Black History Month: Great African-American Fiction: Grades 3-5


Compelling characters and interesting tales are perfect reads for Black History Month or any time of year.

Abby Takes a Stand

by Patricia McKissack

Gee recalls for her grandchildren what happened in 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee, when she, aged ten, passed out flyers while her cousin and other adults held sit-ins at restaurants and lunch counters to…

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Circle of Gold

by Candy Dawson Boyd

Mattie is determined to get her mother a beautiful gold pin for Mother’s Day, even though she has not saved enough money and has just lost her job.

Freedom Crossing

by Margaret Goff Clark

A young Southern girl finds her loyalties challenged when she returns to her home in the North and discovers her father and brother have been helping runaway slaves.

Gloria’s Way

by Ann Cameron

This delightful collection of short stories centers on Gloria’s adventures with her friends Julian, Huey, and Latisha. Parrots, squirrels, and fractions plague Gloria and her friends, but Gloria finds…

Koya Delaney and the Good Girl Blues

by Eloise Greenfield

Koya Delaney, an eleven-year-old African-American girl, has trouble expressing anger until her cousin, a popular male singer, comes to town.

More Than Anything Else

by Marie Bradby

Nine-year-old Booker works with his father and brother at the saltworks but dreams of the day when he’ll be able to read.

http://www.scholastic.com/resources/booklist/great-african-american-fiction-grades-3-5/?eml=/PNL/e/20120203//txtl/Elementary_Control//compelling_characters////&ym_MID=1396261&ym_rid=6903567

February 4, 2012 Posted by | Black History Month | , , , , , | 1 Comment

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