“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”
—Thurgood Marshall, first African American U.S. Supreme Court member
Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme.
This year’s Black History Month theme is Black Health and Wellness . It explores “the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well.”
Learn more about Carter G. Woodson, a historian and educator, and his role in laying the foundation for Black History Month.
Black History Month 2022: Facts, Origins & More
9 ways to celebrate Black History Month in 2022
Talk to kids and honor Black History Month with these activities
Celebrate with Books through BookBrowse – For all of February enjoy free full access to more than 70 outstanding contemporary works of nonfiction and historical fiction by Black authors
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