February is Black History Month and is a time to reflect on the contributions Black Americans have made to American life. The theme of Black History Month this year is the Black Family. Joslin celebrates and honors Black Americans past and present.
The story of African Americans and the United States is one fraught with despair but it is also filled with inspiration and the fortitude of the human spirit.
This year’s observance is especially important as we continue to strive towards full racial and social justice. There are many resources for learning about Black history, and the roots of many of the current movements including Black Lives Matter. We have included a few of those resources below.
Explore Historical Resources
Learn about Black history and the roots of many of the current movements including Black Lives Matter.
A Changing America
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
Black History Milestones
History Channel highlights Black History Milestones
The 1619 Project
The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.