Black History Month 2023


Black History Month 2023

Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”
– John Lewis, civil rights activist and former US House of Representative from Georgia

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 Resistance and is a call to everyone to study the history of Black Americans’ responses to establish safe spaces, where Black life can be sustained, fortified, and respected.

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Celebrating Black History In Connecticut
Connecticut is rich with Black history and stories of the trailblazing efforts that African American people have contributed to American History. CT Visit provides information on events happening in the state to honor Black history.

Other events nearby:

More Ways to Celebrate:

9 ways to celebrate Black History Month in 2023

Black History Month Virtual Festival has free events all month long (presented by Association for the Study of African American Life and History)

Talk to kids and honor Black History Month with these activities


More Stratford Library Reading Suggestions:

Adult Non-Fiction

Children’s Books





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