Celebrate Black History Month


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In 1926 Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans chose the month of February to celebrate “Negro History Week”. In the late 1960s, the week evolved into a monthly celebration due in part to the civil rights movement. Black History Month or “African American History Month” has been officially designated since 1976 by every US President in the Month of February.

The ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History) Theme for this year is Black Health and Wellness. The theme acknowledges Black scholars, medical practitioners, birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturalists, herbalists, and all others that focuses on the importance of health and wellness in the black community. You can find out more about the history of this theme and others at https://asalh.org/black-history-themes/.

Black American Illustrators

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