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Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance

Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The Black History Month 2023 theme “Black Resistance” explores how “African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms and police killings,” since the nation’s earliest days.

African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms, and police killings since their arrival upon these shores. These efforts have been to advocate for a dignified self-determined life in a just democratic society in the United States and beyond the United States political jurisdiction.


Black History Month Themes


  • 2022 Theme: Black Health and Wellness. ...

  • 2021 Theme: The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity. ...

  • 2020 Theme: African Americans and the Vote. ...

  • 2019 Theme: Black Migrations. ...

  • 2018 Theme: African Americans in Times of War.


Who chooses the theme for Black History Month?

There's a new theme every year Each year, the ASALH chooses a different theme for Black History Month.Association for the Study of African American Life and History Non-profit organization The Association for the Study of African American Life and History is an organization dedicated to the study and appreciation of African-American History. Wikipedia Founder: Carter G. Woodso

Ever wonder why the colors red, black, green, (and yellow) are associated with the celebration of Black History Month in the United States? The origins can be traced back to early twentieth century Pan-Africanism and the Ethiopian national flag. The colors are not just decorative, but symbolize so much more.


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