February is Black History Month, a time to honor and celebrate the Black community! As February shouldn’t be the only month we dedicate to reflecting and learning, we’re encouraging you to join us on a journey long beyond these 28 days with these ideas.
Learn about an unsung hero
Strengthen your understanding of Black history by devoting time to learning about a figure often overlooked in books. Read articles or watch documentaries about Claudette Colvin and Irene Morgan Kirklady, heroes who opposed racial segregation on public transportation in the 1940s and 1950s.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou
Amplify Black stories
Make a biography like I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou your next book club read.
Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s virtual festival
Attend a virtual event
Find an online panel discussion between leaders in your community, or attend the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s virtual festival which boasts a full roster of informative events.
Sign up to a newsletter
Don’t let your journey of discovery end on February 28! Stay informed by signing up to a Black organization’s newsletter. The NAACP distributes regular email updates about topics like civic engagement, criminal justice, and federal advocacy.
Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm
Support a Black-owned business
The Loveland Foundation
Donate to a Black organization
Join the CLEAN team in supporting important organizations like The Loveland Foundation.
How are you recognizing Black History Month, now and beyond? Share your resources and celebrations with us on Instagram @cleanbeauty_collective.