Black history month is upon us. Yes, for one short month each year, school curriculums in the U.S. pivot to the lessons of slavery and civil rights, to the stories of Black icons such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and Frederick Douglass. But the truth is that without Black history, there would be no American history, so shouldn’t the lessons of Black history be taught and shared year round?
This February, our purpose is two-fold, while we dig into the history of Black history month, we’ve punctated our research with stories of Black joy. Rather than cover the history of inequity and violence faced by the Black community, let’s honor the resilience and creativity of these Americans. Join us this month as we challenge the lessons from our history books with resources that educate and inspire.