“History has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of it’s own.” ~ Former First Lady Michelle Obama
Hello February! February is Black History Month. Wanna know what I’ll be doing this month?! Celebrating my roots and blogging about it. I’m a proud African American and I’m embracing the fact that there is a month dedicated to Black History! There are endless stories from yesterday and today that we can learn from.
Remember, Black History is American History.
Here’s a list of ways to celebrate Black History Month:
- Visit African American museums, monuments, and historic sites.
- Watch historically correct documentaries – Netflix has a ton of good ones.
- Read and support black authors of tomorrow and today – (Both non-fiction and fiction).
- Learn more about the unsung heroes.
- Learn more about the well-known heroes.
- Check out local events that are celebrating black history month.
- Learn about and support black non profit organizations.
- Learn more about and support black owned businesses.
- Learn more about local black history.
- See and support black films.
- Support black artists.
- Learn more about your family history (you may be surprised about what you find).
- Learn more about civil rights and discrimination laws.
Having a month dedicated to Black History gives us an opportunity to learn more. True this can be done any day of the year but knowing that you are celebrating this month with other like-minded individuals makes it even more exciting! Please stay tuned to follow my journey this month. I’m excited to share my findings.
“One day our descendants will think it’s incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.”
~Franklin A. Thomas
2019 Posts In Honor of Black History Month:
- Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Motivational Quotes
- Book Review: Dear Martin by Nic Stone