Black History Celebration: A work in progress

Black History Collecting


       Collecting is available to anyone in every city and state. You can start with a book, a post card, or a record album.  Your collection will include items near you and around you. Someone from Texas will have items from their community and they will differ from items collected in North Carolina. As your collection grows you will find historical items that the whole country will be familiar with such as an old newspaper about Rosa Parks.

        I will share with you what I have found, and where I found it when possible, and hopefully you will begin to appreciate or should I say, celibrate the amazing Black History that is all around us.

This is a “work in progress” for me. I hope you come along and see the wonderful pieces of Black History that I have collected.



Eighteen years in the making, it is time to go public. My son came home in second grade and said, “I need something to take to school for Black History Month.” My idea was to find something that would “Wow” the kids. I found some things and they put them on display in the school Media Center. Over the years the collection has grown.  My son has graduated from college and it is harder and harder to find a venue for it. I have decided to try to share it here. Your input is welcome.

You can thank Morgan Freeman for the title  of this page. For years I have had a Facebook page titled Blackhistorymonth. After reading some of Mr Freeman’s thoughts on Black History “Month” I decided to change to Black History Celebration for this site and the Facebook page.

You can also use this site for ideas on what to collect and share. Remember “WOW”‘s are personal. Draw from your experiences. Share what moves you.

Finally, do not do all of the work for the people looking at your collection. Plant a seed, give them an idea and let them discover why you are excited about it by doing their own research.