Exploring the 2024 Black History Month Theme with Gale In Context 

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Americans celebrate Black History Month each February. Every year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) selects a theme on which Americans can focus their research and attention during the monthlong celebration. (Find out more about annual themes at the ASALH website.) In 2024, the theme … Read more

Celebrate Lesser-Known Pioneers This Black History Month

| By Gale Staff | February 2024 marks the 48th anniversary of Black History Month—and an exciting opportunity for educators to broaden students’ horizons beyond the current cultural canon of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. Gale In Context: Biography brings the legacies of these luminaries to light, highlighting their indelible impact … Read more

Gale’s Who’s Who Among African Americans: 38th Edition Celebrates Black History Month

| By Tara Atterberry and Jessie Carney Smith | Black History Month is a tribute to the achievements of generations of African Americans throughout U.S. history. In celebration of this observance, we are honored to announce the upcoming release of Who’s Who Among African Americans: 38th Edition. Available in March 2023, this title recognizes notable … Read more

Explore the Stories of Black Artists This February

| By Gale Staff | Black History Month presents an extended opportunity for K-12 teachers and librarians to feature the perseverance and accomplishments of Black figures throughout history. Fuel your young learners’ critical-thinking skills and empathy by studying the biographies of influential Black artists this February. Biographies provide rich insight into the life experiences of … Read more

Black Americans Who Made Entertainment History

| By Carol Brennan | Gale In Context: Biography is one of Gale’s premium online databases, and for Black History Month 2022, we’d like to highlight a few remarkable but lesser-known moments in entertainment history. Our titles feature thousands of biographical entries on Black Americans, including those of bygone performers and creative professionals who helped … Read more

The Lives and Works of Black Writers

| By Carol Brennan | Alex Haley and Zora Neale Hurston. Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison. James Baldwin and James Weldon Johnson. The literature of Black Americans reveals a rich tapestry of lives and experiences, one that is celebrated around the globe all the way back to 1773, when British allies published a book of … Read more

Celebrating Black History Month 2022

| By Carol Brennan | February is Black History Month, and one of Gale In Context: Biography’s family of reference titles, Contemporary Black Biography, has been delivering in-depth profiles of global leaders in politics, the arts, sports, and other fields of achievement for nearly 30 years. An incomparable resource for students, teachers, and all lifelong … Read more