2021 Theme: The Black Family
Each year the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) develops a theme for the month. This year’s theme recognizes the representation, identity and diversity of the Black family.
“The story of the African-American people is the story of the settlement and growth of America itself, a universal tale that all people should experience.” – Henry Louis Gates
ASALH has organized a free virtual festival with various events to acknowledge and educate on Black history. Highlights include:
February 3 @ 2 p.m. PST
A Celebration of Life and History: A conversation with trailblazer Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel to space
February 6 @ 3 p.m. PST
From the Continent to the Americas: Food, culture and traditions in the African American family
February 24 @ 3:30 p.m. PST
Diving with a Purpose: a conversation with divers that salvage artifacts from sunken slave ships
Click here to see the full schedule of events
History In The Making
Keep your eyes on our News section and social media! Throughout the month we’ll be sharing more achievements from our students and sharing additional resources to recognize Black History Month.
Watch this video to learn how Black History Month came to be.