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Black History Month 2024

February is Black History Month - a celebration of the contributions/achievements African Americans have made in the United States. 

"National African American History Month had its origins in 1915 when historian and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History...The celebration was expanded to a month in 1976, the nation’s bicentennial. President Gerald R. Ford urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

This guide is also highlighting titles that showcase the Association for the Study of African American Life & History Black History Month 2024 Theme:  African Americans and the Arts, as well as titles promoted for The National African American Month Read-In, the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month.

Local Exhibits/Museums

Streaming Videos/Films

Cite Black Authors