Why Black History Month


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Who doesn’t love a good celebration? Celebrating and enjoying traditions and taking time to honor those who have paved the way for us is part of the fabric of America. And Black History is a prominent, distinct, and very valuable piece of that fabric.


We decided to focus in on the significance and beautiful benefits of celebrating the heritage, culture, history, and contributions of Black Americans in a way that doesn’t feel like a high school history lesson. We have chosen to take you to a place where you can look around and see things from a different perspective, no matter what race or ethnicity you belong to. We made it our goal to help everyone imagine new ways to celebrate Black History Month, ways that seek out the beauty of a culture and the victories won while being mindful of the many sacrifices made over the span of centuries.


Here's the thing, we truly don’t know what we don’t know. So let’s change that: Imagine yourself taking the opportunity to learn and grow more during this and every Black History Month.





Black History Month Fact:

Black History Month has only been around for 46 years. BHM was officially recognized nationwide in 1976, and President Gerald Ford asked the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”


Black History Month Fact:

Lift Every Voice and Sing” is a hymn of hope and faithfulness and true freedom that has given inspiration for over 100 years. The song has served as an anthem for Black people, but the lyrics offer encouragement for all people.





 

Here are some materials we discussed as well as related products. Kind of like a virtual tip jar, as participants in Amazon Associates Program, we earn commissions from qualifying purchases when you buy from the links provided below.


DVD or DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: HIDDEN FIGURES "An incredible and inspiring untold true story about Black women at NASA who were instrumental in one of history’s greatest operations – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit." Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner


CHILDREN'S BOOKS:

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Picture Book,

by Margot Lee Shetterly (Author), Laura Freeman (Illustrator)


Girls Like Me by Valerie Thompkins (Author) Abira Das (Illustrator) "beautifully illustrated diverse book" that is a "motivating and uplifting book showcasing the many different careers that children can pursue"


Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison. "Featuring 18 trailblazing Black women in American history!"


 


Black History Month Quote