Black History Month

Black History Month
  • family standing in front of house behind For Sale sign


    The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity

    "The black family has been a topic of study in many disciplines—history, literature, the visual arts and film studies, sociology, anthropology, and social policy.  Its representation, identity, and diversity have been reverenced, stereotyped, and vilified from the days of slavery to our own time. (The) family offers a rich tapestry of images for exploring the African American past and present."

    source:  Association for the Study of African American Life and History

    Photo Credits:  "Family in Front of New Home." The American Mosaic: The African American Experience, ABC-CLIO, 2021, Accessed 14 Jan. 2021.

What is African American History Month?

  • African American History Month, sometimes called Black History Month, celebrates the history and achievements of African Americans. Historian Carter G. Woodson initiated the first official recognition of Black history in 1926. 

General Resources