Black History Month
About Black History Month
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans.
Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.
Content/trigger warning for the underlined items on this page. There are mentions of rape, sexual assault, transphobia, homophobia, racism, and/or police brutality.
African-American Literature by Black Authors
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
No Name in the Street by James Baldwin
1919 by Eve L. Ewing
Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis
Dare to Bloom by Zim Flores
Bingo Love by Tee Franklin
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Movies and Series - for White Audiences
Black oppression and history
Who Killed Malcolm X? - Netflix
13th - Netflix
Time - The Kalief Browder Story: Netflix
American Son- Netflix
Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory - YouTube
BlackkKlansman - Prime Video
Black joy, love, and history...
Selah and the Spades - Prime Video
Nappily Ever After - Netflix
Juanita - Netflix
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Netflix