Black History Month

The day that black history is recognized as an integral part of American history, Black History Month will no longer be necessary - Carter G. Woodson, The Father Of Black History Month

Black History Month

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Black History Month and the Celebration of Black Joy

I can’t pinpoint the exact moment the world first informed me that Black women were supposed to move through life with suffering and pain. Growing up, most of the depictions of Blackness I saw around me were in the context of struggle. On the rare occasion I saw Black people who weren’t struggling, there was an underlying suggestion that my family— my mom, my brother, and I—shared responsibility for the barriers that limited us.

I’m not fighting the same exact battles as my parents, or my grandparents, but I still see the struggle of Black people—especially Black women— everywhere. The methods have changed, but the message remains the same. Discrimination and racism are still robbing…

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  Black History Month and the Celebration of Black Joy

During Black History Month, we hear aspects of this story and highlight the sacrifices of Black Americans. These are, of course, stories worth telling, and Black History Month is a wonderful tool to tell the under-told story of the Black American experience. It’s especially useful when it’s dynamic and includes Black women, Black queer folks, and those who challenge the effectiveness of loving your way out of systemic bondage. But there’s something missing from the narrative. Until we learn to uplift the humanity and diversity of Blackness, we’re not using it to its full potential. What better way to use Black History Month than as practice for creating a world that demands displays of Black joy and pleasure year-round?

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Carter G. Woodson, The Father Of Black History Month

Woodson’s ultimate goal was not to create Black History Month, but to see its necessity eliminated. The day that black history is recognized as an integral part of American history, Black History Month will no longer be necessary.

12 Free Documentaries And Shows About Black History And Racism In America

To understand our present, we must understand our past. These programs will give you a closer look at the history of racism and injustice against black Americans that lead us to this moment.

6 myths about the history of Black people in America

Six historians weigh in on the biggest misconceptions about Black history, including the Tuskegee experiment and enslaved people’s finances.

7 destinations to visit in the US to learn about Black history

From colorful beach communities you didn't know had a Black history to majority Black cities making a comeback as small businesses thrive, we've rounded up great destinations that highlight the historical and present-day contributions of African Americans in the US.

Ten Little Known Black History Facts

In an effort to honor this expansive and growing history, Black History Month was established by way of a weekly celebration in February known as “Negro History Week” by historian Carter G. Woodson. But just as Black history is more than a month, so too are the numerous events and figures that are often overlooked during it. What follows is a list of some of those “lesser known” moments and facts in Black history.

African American History Month

February is African American History Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

National Museum of African American History & Culture

In celebration of Black History Month, the Museum invites you to engage with digital resources to preserve, digitize and share African American family history.

While Black History Month is synonymous with prominent figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, George Washington Carver and Barack Obama, there are countless other African Americans who've made a profound impact in history...

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Every February, people in the United States celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Black History Month.


Despite continuous advances in scientific knowledge and technology regarding public health and health care, the health status of the African American community is still disproportionately lagging behind other racial and ethnic groups.

February is dedicated as Black History Month, honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history, including the civil rights movement and their artistic, cultural and political achievements.

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