African American Heritage Month

February is nationally recognized as Black History Month. Over the course of the month, black groups and individuals are celebrated for their talents and societal contributions in a variety ways. This page showcases how one can participate in Black History Month through education, as it highlights books, documentaries, African American leaders, etc. 

Oprah Winfrey Network presents Dark Girls and addresses “How Skin Tone Affects School and Workplace Outcomes.”

In this clip from the Guardian, “Eight black women discuss the politics of skin tone.

Sony Pictures Animation presents Oscar®-Winning Short Film, Hair Love.

Shondaland publishes an article on “Must Read Books for Black History Month.”

Hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., PBS presents the documentary, “The Black Church. This is our story. This is our song.”

Smithsonian presents the National Museum of African American History and Culture in “A People’s Journey, A Nation’s Story.”

“The Devastation of Black Wall Street” from JSTOR Daily highlights the silenced Tulsa Massacre of 1921.

History Detectives from PBS explores the African American impact on “20th Century Music.”

The National Museum of African American History and Culture presents “Lost Histories of African American Inventors.”

“The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers” from Google.