February is Black History Month, a time to commemorate African Americans' remarkable achievements and enduring resilience throughout history. It is a moment to reflect on the struggles, triumphs, and contributions of Black individuals who have shaped American society and culture. Join us as we pay tribute to their legacy and celebrate the richness of Black heritage.
Culture is the heartbeat of a community, shaping its identity, traditions, and creative expressions. The Cultural Expressions exhibit showcases the vibrant tapestry of African American and African diaspora culture. From the culinary delights to the artistic masterpieces, this immersive experience invites visitors to explore and celebrate the diverse heritage of Black communities.
16 Black Artists to Know:
Discover the captivating work of sixteen influential Black artists, from renowned figures like Glenn Ligon and Alma Thomas to emerging talents. Their artistry transcends boundaries, and challenging perspectives, and inspires generations with depth and beauty. Explore the rich tapestry of Black artistic expression and celebrate the power of creativity to ignite change and provoke thought.
Your Park Story: Black History and Heritage:
National parks serve as living monuments to the rich tapestry of Black history and heritage. From the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement to the triumphs of African American pioneers, these sacred spaces preserve the stories of resilience and resistance. Share your own "park story" and join the chorus of voices celebrating the legacy of Black heritage in our nation's parks.
I Dream a World: Selections from Brian Lanker’s Portraits of Remarkable Black Women:
Step into the world of remarkable Black women who have left an indelible mark on American history and culture. Through Brian Lanker's evocative portraits, we glimpse the strength, grace, and resilience of trailblazers like Althea Gibson and countless others. Join us as we honor their legacy and celebrate their enduring impact on society.
Empower the next generation with the power of knowledge and understanding. Explore a wealth of resources, lesson plans, and primary sources that bring Black history to life in the classroom. Educators play a vital role in shaping a more inclusive and equitable future, and these educational tools offer valuable insights into the struggles and triumphs of African Americans throughout history.
From the battlefields to the homefront, African American veterans have fought bravely for their country and their rights. Their stories of courage and sacrifice remind us of the ongoing struggle for equality and justice. Explore the rich tapestry of African American military history and honor the legacy of those who have served with distinction.
As we celebrate Black History Month, let us not only reflect on the past but also look to the future with hope and determination. Let us honor the legacy of resilience and achievement that defines the African American experience and recommit ourselves to the pursuit of equality and justice for all. Together, we can build a world where every voice is heard, every story is valued, and every individual is empowered to reach their full potential.
Join us in celebrating Black History Month and honoring the enduring legacy of African Americans, let's lift our together voices in unity, celebration, and solidarity.