Are you looking for trustworthy online sources of information about famous black history people? Start by signing up for our free Empower Encyclopedia biographies. Here are 10 links: Autherine Lucy Foster Bessie Coleman Bill Cosby Charles Hamilton Houston Frederick Douglass George Washington Carver Malcolm X Mary McLeod Bethune Patricia R. Harris Maya Angelou Primarily from universities, these are some great Black History Month resources. Sign up for our free biographies. Remember that Black History Month is not just about the famous. Valuable contributions from all people of color should be in the spotlight. 2018 update. University websites constantly change and never update or redirect links, so 1 - 8 on our list no longer work, but 9 and 10 do as of January 27, 2018.