February is Black History Month
Every year, there is a theme for Black History Month. This year, it is "Black Health and Wellness". Exploring the "legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well." -Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
Click the links below to learn more about Black History Month, the history, significance, and how to get involved.
Take virtual tours at the Smithsonian, learn about this year's theme, previous themes, and virtual events to attend all month long.
Spotlight on Learning
Click through the posters below to learn more about a few Black history heroes highlighted and their contributions to the world.