The 2021 Black History Month theme is “The Black Family,” which is also the national theme.
According to The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASNLH), "the Black family has had a profound impact and serves as the foundation for the entire race, given that many African Americans and their nuclear are spread across states, countries and the world." Moreover, "the role of the Black family has been described by some as a microcosm of the entire race."
The story of Black History Month dates back to the founding of the ASNLH in 1915 before becoming ASALH. The organization was started by historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland with the purpose of promoting the achievements of African Americans.
GLOBE and the PTCC want to share your family story. Submit written stories, videos, poetry, readings, recipes that reflect your family story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Look out for Black History facts throughout the month and stay tuned for a special spirit night, virtual artist visit and more.