Black history is American history, and every year in February, the U.S. celebrates Black History Month – a time dedicated to ensuring the stories, achievements, and voices of Black Americans do not fade into the background. In honor of Black History Month, we’d like to share a few resources and events you can attend to learn more about Black history and achievements.
Since 1928, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) has assigned an annual theme to Black History Month. This year’s theme is African Americans and the Arts, which focuses on how Black Americans have contributed to and influenced fields like literature, film, performing arts, music, and more. ASALH will host a virtual festival for Black History Month, which you can learn more about here: Black History Month Virtual Festival.
To learn more about Black history and culture, check out the following sites: