Daily Black History Moments

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. History. It is also a time to reflect on the important work we all must keep doing to achieve equity and social justice.

We’re recognizing influential individuals and sharing Black History Month community events all month long on our social media pages. Check back each day as we update this list daily and check out our Facebook and Instagram for other posts celebrating Black History and Culture!

February 1: Books for Bigs and Littles

February 2: Dr. Carter G. Woodson – the Father of Black History

February 3: Trailblazing Black Women in Sports

February 4: The Real Rosa Parks Story is Better Than the Fairy Tale

February 5: Jeannine Gant, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, speaks on the importance of our Black and Brown youth knowing their worth as individuals.

February 6: 24 Hidden Figures of the Civil Rights Movement You Need to Know About

February 7: Pioneers, Milestones, and Firsts for Black NFL Coaches and Players

February 8: #MentorMonday: Kerry Washington + Shonda Rhimes

February 9: Tea’s Me Book Club: A Promised Land by President Barack Obama

February 10: Community Clean Up Day hosted by Indy Black Millennials and 101 AFRICAN AMERICAN FIRSTS (Blackpast.org)

February 11: Meet the Black female scientist at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine development and ‘Hidden Figures’ No More: Meet The Black Women Who Helped Send America To Space and NPR Series Short Wave Celebrates Black Excellence In Science.

February 12: NAACP + Black History Month

February 13: Shop Black Indy

February 14: Biography.com – Abolitionists

February 15: Historic Firsts in the White House

February 16: Center for Black Educator Development and Information on the HBCU in the United States

February 17: Netflix Jr. Celebrating Black History Month YouTube Playlist

February 18: Match Celebrates Black History Month with Book Club

February 19:  Famous Black Hoosiers: Indiana State Museum & Historic Sites Blog | ‘Black history is American history’: How Black Hoosiers contributed to suffrage movement | Spotlight – Ben Davis High School student newspaper

February 20: Central Indiana Community Foundation Tools for Accountability

February 21: TED Talk: “What Kids Should Know About Race”

February 22: 10 Black Authors Everyone Should Read | 29 Black Authors to Support During Black History Month and Beyond | Famous Black Writers

February 23: Indy Art and Soul: Black by Popular Demand

February 24: Black women’s roles in the civil rights movement have been understated — but that’s changing

February 25: From the IndyStar: Local Big Brothers Big Sisters calls for more Black, brown mentors as waitlist grows

February 26: The Nobels honored 4 women this year. But the awards still lack diversity

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