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Black History Month 2024

Black History Month Web Resources

Arts and Culture

  • Library of Congress: Black History Month: The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
  • The Museum of African American Art (MAAA): MAAA The Museum of African American Art was founded in 1976 by noted artist and art historian Dr. Samella Lewis and a group of academic, artistic, business, and community leaders whose goal was to increase public awareness of African American art.
  • LACMA: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art | Afro-Atlantic Histories | Dec 11, 2022–Sep 10, 2023 Afro-Atlantic Histories charts the transatlantic slave trade and its legacies in the African diaspora. Through a series of dialogues across time, the exhibition features artworks produced in Africa, Europe, and the Americas in the last four centuries to reexamine—from a global perspective—histories and stories of enslavement, resilience, and the struggle for liberation. The exhibition is organized around six groupings: Maps and Margins, Enslavements and Emancipations, Everyday Lives, Rites and Rhythms, Portraits, and Resistances and Activism. Each section considers the critical impact of the African diaspora reflected in historic and contemporary artworks. Histórias Afro-Atlânticas originated at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand  (MASP) and the Instituto Tomie Ohtake in Brazil, in 2018. Touring venues in the U.S. include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the National Gallery of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art. This is the only presentation on the West Coast.
  • National Archives: African American History | The National Archives holds a wealth of material documenting the African American experience and highlights these resources online, in programs, and through traditional and social media. Explore our records documenting African American History through the African American Research page and within the National Archives Catalog.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities: Virtual Bookshelf: Black History Month | During February, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is celebrating the achievements of Black Americans and honoring the significant role and impact they have made on all facets of life and society throughout U.S. history.
  • National Museum of African American History & Culture |Celebrate Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance: A Journey to Equality
  • Smithsonian Institution: Heritage and History Month Events | Join us in-person and online for vibrant performances, lectures, and family activities that celebrate our nation's rich cultural heritage and help us understand our shared history.

Data and Statistics

  • Pew Research Center: Black Americans - The Growing Diversity of Black America | Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health  | Black African Americans | The Office of Minority Health is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities.
  • U.S. Department of Labor Blog | African American History Month |  The agencies and offices that make up the Department of Labor impact the lives of Americans every day by creating pathways to profitable employment and ensuring safe and healthy workplaces. Our work has a tremendous impact and this blog is one way of sharing the stories of that impact with the American people. In this space we’ll provide news and commentary from departmental leadership, with the goal of better connecting you to YOUR Department of Labor.

Government Websites

  • NASA: Black History Month | NASA honors Black History Month with live webcasts
  • National Park Service: NPS Celebrates! Black History Month | Every February during Black History Month and throughout the year, the National Park Service and our partners share stories, rich culture, and an invitation for all Americans to reflect on Black history in parks and communities across the country. More than 400 years of Black history and heritage—including achievements, contributions, and historical journeys—are remembered and commemorated in places preserved for current and future generations.
  • U.S. Department of Defense | Celebrate Black History Month | Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time to recognize the positive impact they've had on the history of the United States and the Defense Department.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Minority Health: Black History Month | During February, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is celebrating the achievements of Black Americans and honoring the significant role and impact they have made on all facets of life and society throughout U.S. history.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Black History Month

Streaming Video

  • PBS Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World: "Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World" is an incredible narrative of struggle, triumph and resistance that will be brought to life through the lens of an art form that has chronicled the emotions, experiences and expressions of Black and Brown communities: Hip Hop. In the aftermath of America's racial and political reckoning in 2020, the perspectives and stories shared in Hip Hop are key to understanding injustice in the U.S. over the last half-century.

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