Black History Month is an opportunity for this nation to remember and celebrate important people, events, and traditions related to the history of the African Americans and the African diaspora. Cris T. Clay of University of the Pacific eloquently shares his thoughts on the significance of Black History Month here.
Over the last month, our chapters and members across the nation have connected through social media to celebrate Black History Month in different forms. Sisters at our Chi Associate Chapter at Cabrini University celebrated the first week of Black History Month by selecting influential black women in history, such as Bessie Coleman and Ella Fitzgerald, and featuring them on their Facebook page. Alumna Erien Watson of the Gamma Associate Chapter at Mississippi State University shared daily facts and events that took place throughout history, reminding her followers of the racial injustice and the struggle for equality that still continues to plague African Americans in this country.
We hope that although the month of February is almost over you will continue to engage in learning and aligning yourself with communities that need your voice. As an organization, we take pride in building inclusive communities and increasing multicultural awareness. The first step is educating ourselves. Please take the time to explore the following resources and find ways to stand up and speak out against racial injustice every day of every month.
With sisterly love,
Rho Chapter Alumna
Executive Vice President of the Board of Directors of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
- TED Talks to Celebrate Black History Month (highly recommended!)
- Learn more about the origin of Black History Month- links to videos, speeches, and photos
- Goodreads popular BHM reading
- Recently released suggested reading, including Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin
- Resources for being an ally:
Please email Nikita at email@example.com with more helpful resources or to share ways you celebrated Black History Month!