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 3: Trailblazing Black Women in Sports
February 8: #MentorMonday: Kerry Washington + Shonda Rhimes
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 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 21: TED Talk: “What Kids Should Know About Race”
February 23: Indy Art and Soul: Black by Popular Demand