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2020 Theme: African Americans and the Vote
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment (women's right to vote), and the 150th anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment (Black men's right to vote).
Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus (MBLLC)
Created in 1973, the Caucus remains a voice for Massachusetts' communities of color in the Legislature. We also seek to empower constituents to gain a deeper sense of political awareness on issues concerning them and their greater communities.
Worcester Branch NAACP
This local branch generally meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30pm in the Community Room at the YMCA, 766 Main St., Worcester. Check their site for info on local issues and upcoming events.
Black History Month: Teaching the Complete History
From Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center dedicated to providing resources to educators to promote social justice and anti-bias.
"Go beyond trauma and struggle to examine the liberation, civic engagement, creativity and intersecting identities of Black people during Black History Month."
African American History Month
"The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society."
Find video, audio, images, and more.
“Black history and literature from a Noire perspective. Noire Histoir features Black history facts, literature, and motivational stories from across the Black diaspora. Join me, Natasha McEachron, as I celebrate Black pride, excellence, and power all 366 days of the year.”
Documentary (view online):
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross is an award-winning six-part Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) public television series written and presented by Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. It aired for the first time in the fall of 2013
Contemporary Black authors - available at our library
February is but one short month. Tune into diverse voices all year long.
"Produced live at WGBH Studios in Boston, Basic Black is the longest-running program on public television focusing on the interests of people of color. Originally called Say Brother, was created in 1968 during the height of the civil rights movement as a response to the demand for public television programs reflecting the concerns of communities of color."
Code Switch from NPR
"Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us."