Black History Month

Black History Month
Posted on 02/12/2021
Black History Month

February is Black History Month and we celebrate the important role of Black Americans play in our history. Did you know that Black History Month has a long and rich history itself? In the 1920s, the founder, Carter G. Woodson, noted that "We are going back to that beautiful history and it is going to inspire us to greater achievements." Read more about the fascinating history of Carter G. Woodson, what inspired him, and why we celebrate in February on the website for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

 Because our community in the YK Delta has a rich history of celebrating culture with dance, the arts, and storytelling we invite you to join us on an exploration of Black history through artists and authors during this month.

Here are a couple resources to start our celebration:

The National Endowment for the Arts celebrates Black History Month with these interviews of NEA Lifetime Honorees: https://www.arts.gov/stories/blog/2021/celebrate-black-history-month-nea-lifetime-honorees

 Scholastic has a list of cross-curricular ways to celebrate African American achievements that include music, quilting, sports and children's authors: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/16-ways-celebrate-black-history-month/


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