February 1, 2015
February is Black History Month in the United States. And, for this year’s celebration, the National Theme is A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture.
In honor of Black History Month, baltimoreblackwoman will join this important celebration by posting essays, videos, and photos highlighting the countless contributions of Black Americans to the fabric of these United States of America. In addition, there will be posts discussing the very real threats to our Black Life, History, and Culture, which sadly—and infuriatingly—are all too prevalent right now.
Much of the material you will see this month has been collected from recent posts shared with me by friends on Facebook. So let me take a moment now to thank all of you for your contributions to this project.
And now, come with me on this journey. I invite you to share your own stories, thoughts, and reactions on this site.
TODAY—February 1, 2015:
The Origins of BLACK HISTORY MONTH
- For Those Who Want to Know: How it came to be and what it means today
Celebrating the Presidency of Barack Obama
- Poem: “The Inauguration of Change 2009” and a linked essay comparing where our nation was then and where it is now.
In Spotlights on Black Culture, see videos and essays on [my favorite] Black artists/entertainers and others, past and present, who have had great impact on Black Culture and the broader American Culture.