Black History Month

Celebrate, Elevate, Educate! 

Photo courtesy of pancan.org. Top Row L-R: Saxophonist David “Fathead” Newman, Olympic gold medalist Willye White, pianist Count Basie, author Lorraine Hansberry, singer Sharon Jones, surgical technician Vivien Thomas, author Ralph Ellison. Middle Row L-R: Football player Gene Upshaw, singer Billy Paul, singer Betty Carter and football player Harvey Martin. Bottom Row L-R: Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, actor Julius Carry, musician James Moody, actor Ron O’Neal, actor Brock Peters, actor Steve James and reporter Lee Thornton

Celebrate!

February is Black History Month! Dive into the images and powerful stories of Black Americans who shaped our country’s history, courtesy of History.com.  Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The Black History Month 2021 theme, “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States. Learn more at https://www.history.com/tag/black-history

Photo: Members of Army Air Force 332nd Fighter Group in Briefing Room, Ramitelli, Italy, Toni Frissell, March 1945. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Elevate!

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Educate!

Events That Celebrate and Honor Black Culture (courtesy of Eventbrite

Black History Month is more than just a reflection on the past. It’s also about celebrating the present (and the future) of Black culture. In this curated collection, Eventbrite is putting a spotlight on virtual events that will not only teach you about Black history, but will showcase Black excellence in its many forms: food, film, comedy, music, literature, and more. These are events that energize, educate, and entertain — all while honoring and celebrating Black culture.