The 2023 Black History theme - Black Resistance
"The celebration was expanded to a month in 1976, the nation's bicentennial. President Gerald R. Ford urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” That year, fifty years after the first celebration, the association held the first African American History Month. By this time, the entire nation had come to recognize the importance of Black history in the drama of the American story. Since then each American president has issued African American History Month proclamations. And the association—now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)—continues to promote the study of Black history all year." (Source: Learn more about Black History Month and what events are happening all over the country to celebrate)
2023's "Black Resistance" 2023 Black History Theme pdf.
African American Heritage Month (Smithsonian) - History of Black History Month and links to African American sites related to the National Park Service, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Archives.
National Museum of African American History and Culture - Opened in September 2016. It looks at American history from an African American perspective.
Origins of Black History Month (Association for the Study of African American Life and History)
The Tarrant County College District Libraries are pleased to provide a wide assortment of digital displays and online exhibits designed to educate, inform, entertain, and engage our entire community, and to help support the learning experience outside of the traditional classroom environment. To view more of these web-based displays, visit our Digital Display Archive page.