The culture of the African Diaspora spans far and wide. From the literature that details our history in illuminating prose, to the music that gives our experiences a bass line, creatives of all kinds have helped create a culture marked by inspiring artistry. Here are recommendations for engaging with Black work this Black History Month. 

Reading Lists

“My world did not shrink because I was a Black female writer. It just got bigger.”
Toni Morrison
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"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

Listening Lists

Protest is not the end of progress. It's the beginning.

“We pledge allegiance all our lives to the magic colors/ Red, blue and white/ But we all must be given the liberty that we defend/ For with justice, not for all men/ History will repeat again/ It’s time we learned/ This world was made for all men”
Stevie Wonder
"Black Man"

Watch Lists

“I’m interested in the lives of Black folk as the subject. Not the predicate, not the tangent. These stories deserve to be told — not as sociology, not as spectacle, not as a singular event that happens every so often – but regularly and purposefully as truth and as art on an ongoing basis.”
Ava DuVernay
Explore the Black History Month Web Journey

Walk through a brief history of civil rights and modern-day protests. 

Learn about the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the landscape of voting rights today, and learn about some of the major players in advancing voting rights.