President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.
The Black History Month 2021 theme, “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States.
What can you do to celebrate Black History Month? Consider reading books by African American authors this month. Or watching films that are written and directed by African Americans. Support a Black business, or donate to a Black organization. Do a little digging into Black History in your community.
For more information about how to celebrate visit www.naacp.org.