News / Published on Feb 1, 2023

Black History Month

February is Black History Month

Black History Month is Feb. 1 to March 1 and is a time to learn more about Black history and participate in some virtual and in-person events. If you have a child in school, they may spend the month of February reading books by Black authors or learning about the importance of Black historical figures. This history shouldn’t be confined to classrooms – it should be learned and celebrated by everyone, because Black history is American history.

Black History Month is an opportunity learn about people who have impacted our country, but whom you may not have heard about in school – people like Ida B. Wells, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Duke Ellington. We also have an opportunity to dig deeper into people we have heard a lot about, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks. You can learn independently, with family and friends or colleagues.

Some resources are below to assist you on your journey:

Join us in honoring Black History Month this month and every month.