Best Ways to Honor Black History Month
Feb. 3, 2023 — DENTON — February marks the start of Black History Month. The observation, conceived of by Carter G. Woodson, a Black historian and journalist, began in 1926 as Black History Week. This year’s theme, as defined by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the organization that Woodson founded, is “Black Resistance,” and is intended to highlight how Black Americans have fought against racial inequality.
While there are many opportunities and ways to honor Black History Month, we have compiled our list of favorites in this week’s edition of “best of.”
- Support Black-Owned Businesses, like SoulGood.
- Check out the virtual options for the Denton Black Film Fest now through Feb. 5.
- Catch the next performance of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, which happens to have been founded by distinguished TWU alumna, Ann W. Williams!
- Take a trip to Dallas and visit the African American Museum, which has one of the largest African American folk art collections in the United States.
- Donate your time, talent and treasure to charitable causes that help support anti-racism, equity and equality, like the NAACP, Black Lives Matter, Black Youth Project, as well as local grassroots organizations that make a difference where you live.
- Learn about noteworthy Black figures and their contributions.
- Listen to or Read The 1619 Project podcast by The New York Times or watch The 1619 Project show streaming on Hulu.
- Attend TWU’s virtual Cultural TALKS: Disrupting Racism Through the LENS of the ARTS series. Due to recent winter weather, part 1 has shifted to start Feb. 6. Subsequent discussions will take place on Feb. 28, Mar. 2 and Mar. 9
- Take a moment to walk through TWU’s Say Their Names Memorial, Feb. 6-10.
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