I feel terrible! I’ve been so wrapped up in myself lately, that Black History Month has just flown straight over my head. In the US and Canada, this happens in February, and in the UK and Ireland, it takes place in October. I would love to have on Australia, I just don’t think Australia is ready for that though =/
So for the rest of the month, I am going to make mentions throughout. This post is mainly about how you can support Black History Month, and I will probably repeat it in October. However, for this month, I am going to focus on America’s Black History.
We’re all here to read, learn and create. So I am hoping that you will help me learn throughout this month as well. If you feel I am over stepping my place, please let me know. Just as I am not trans, am I also not a person of colour, so please, let me know if and where I might be going wrong. I want to do this as respectfully as I can.
1. Support Black-Owned Businesses:
2. Learn About Noteworthy Black Figures and Their Contributions:
3. Donate to Charities That Support Anti-Racism Equity and Equality:
4. Purchase, Read, and Share Books by Black Authors:
5. Support and Learn About Black Women:
6. Listen to or Read “The 1619 Project” by the New York Times:
7. Participate in Online Events:
8. Attend Virtual Black History Month Celebrations:
At the moment, the US, is still very much in the COVID pandemic. So the more you/we can do at home, the better.
The creation of the month-long celebration stems back to 1915, when noted historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson created a themed week to honor Black history. In 1976, February was officially recognised as Black History Month, which over time graduated from being nationally celebrated to globally like it is in current day.
I wanted to start this off with something fun! What could be more fun, than dolls! This for the young ones, or the collectors or the “child at heart”. For boys and girls! But that will be my next post =D
What a beautiful woman, there’s so much beauty in those eyes ❤