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Black Affinity Group



Black History MonthBlack History Month is a special time to acknowledge and commemorate the remarkable achievements, resilience, and contributions of African Americans. It's an opportunity for students to delve into the stories of influential figures who have played pivotal roles in shaping our society. From the courage of Rosa Parks, who ignited the Civil Rights Movement, to the inspiring achievements of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, and the historic presidency of Barack Obama, the month is a journey through triumphs, challenges, and progress.

This month provides a chance for students to explore themes of equality, justice, and unity. By learning about diverse perspectives and experiences, we aim to foster an environment of understanding and appreciation for the rich cultural heritage that has influenced and enriched our nation. Through education and reflection, we empower our students to become advocates for equality and positive change in their communities. Let's embrace the opportunity to celebrate Black history and continue building a future where diversity is valued and celebrated by all.


How to take action: 

Black History Month invites us to embark on a journey of discovery and understanding. Encourage your child to explore the vibrant stories of influential figures through age-appropriate books like "Henry's Freedom Box" by Ellen Levine or "Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History" by Vashti Harrison. For older readers, "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas and "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly offer deeper insights into historical struggles and triumphs.

Additionally, explore websites like the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture's online resources or the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture's digital exhibitions. These platforms provide engaging content suitable for various age groups, fostering a richer appreciation for the diverse narratives that have shaped our world.

Let's make this Black History Month a time of active exploration and understanding. Together, let's build a foundation of empathy, respect, and appreciation for the remarkable contributions of Black individuals throughout history, and the extraordinary leaders of today who are making the world around us a better place.


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