Celebrating Black History Month (1 of 4)

01 Feb Celebrating Black History Month (1 of 4)

Data2insight is looking forward to celebrating and learning this February for Black History Month.  While there are many sources available to find events and ways to celebrate, we are going to share some specific items this month to help you on your journey.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is offering a wide range of digital programs for all ages this February. The month kicks off Feb. 2 with a book discussion with authors and scholars Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain on their newly released book Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619–2019, a 10-part book spanning 400 years of African American history. In this discussion moderated by Mary Elliott, the museum’s curator of American slavery, Kendi and Blain will focus on slavery, reconstruction and segregation and their continuing impact on the United States. They will be joined by several contributors to the book, including Herb Boyd, City University of New York; Kali Nicole Gross, Emory University; Peniel Joseph, University of Texas; and Annette Gordon Reed, Harvard University. (source)

The museum’s Black History Month celebration also features the digital return of one of its signature programs, A Seat at the Table, an interactive program for participants to consider challenging questions about race, identity and economic justice over a meal. The February session will cover race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States. (source)

Other programs include the third installment of the museum’s popular education series, “Artists at Home,” for students grades six–12; a new children’s program series based on the museum’s newest Joyful ABC’s activity book series; and a discussion about race and medicine with educators from the museum and the National Portrait Gallery. (source)

Join data2insight as we look at the various offerings by the Smithsonian here.