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Information on Black History Month

By: Eris Lowdermilk

Happy Black History Month! Since the 1970’s the United States as well as other countries who claim the month; such as the United Kingdom, Netherlands, etc, celebrate 28 (and sometimes 29) days to commemorate.

The theme for 2021 is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity. This topic has been prevalent throughout history through literature, art, and other forms. The emphasis this year is to reflect how the Black family has no single domain due to genetic searches, as well as the African Diaspora. The Black Family is a central part of representation and historically looks different across all possible intersectionalities.

Ways to support Black History Month can be to read about the African Diaspora, read a book by a Black author, explore Black artists, purchase Black art, or read a biography about an influential Black figure, and many more can be found on the NAACP website.

Black History Themes. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

(2011, February 1). 28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month. NAACP.


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