Black History Month is a time when communities across the nation come together to celebrate the achievements of and by Black Americans and recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Black History Month started as “Negro History Week,” in 1926, conceived by Carter G. Woodson, an influential African American historian, educator, and scholar. In 1976, it became a month-long national observance. February was selected as the official month to include the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
This year our theme is Black Euphoria: Just B.E. During this month we invite reflection and engagement on themes around wellness, peace, contentment, healing, tranquility, and love. This is a celebration of the fullness of what it means to live a holistic Black experience.
“The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.” - Maya Angelou
Afterlives – Abdulrazak Gurnah
He Won the Nobel. Why Are His Books So Hard to Find?
A Girl Is A Body of Water – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Storytelling is Power in “A Girl is a Body of Water”
Between the World and Me – Ta Nahesi Coates
The 1619 Project – Nikole Hannah-Jones
The Fight Over the 1619 Project Is Not About the Facts
Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
What We Lose : A Novel – Zinzi Clemmons
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe