Today, February 1st – is the beginning of Black History Month across the United States. Created as Negro History Week in February of 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, the month aims to encourage “people of all ethnic and social backgrounds to discuss the black experience.” Congress passed National Black History Month into law in 1986. The purpose of Black History Month is to make all Americans aware of the struggle for freedom and equal opportunity. This year, the month’s theme is African Americans in the Arts, honoring the ways Black people have influenced the arts and culture.
SBANP is partnering with the South Boston Branch Library who will host A Family Film and Storytime event(s) Celebrating Black History Month – SBANP will support these events with refreshments and takeaways for the kids.
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