What started as a week, is now a month-long acknowledgment of what African Americans have contributed to the fabric of this country. While we celebrate the achievements that add to the richness of who we are today, it is also a time to reflect on all the sacrifices made by individuals who have dedicated their lives to helping to create a more equitable society. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History has provided the 2024 theme for this year’s Black History Month which is African Americans and the Arts.
What are ways you can celebrate this month?
(Just a few ideas to generate your own ways to engage!)
- Help grow and support Colorado’s Black communities and partner with the Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Fund.
- Support Black-Owned Businesses
- Take the opportunity to explore black art and culture.
Denver Art Museum Events:
- Soul of Black Folks (until Feb. 19)
- Black History Tomorrow Poetry Slam
- Denver Center for African Art
- Denver Public Library Events
Read Black literature!
Learn about Black contributions in philanthropy:
- Black Voices in Grants Management (2020), PEAK Grantmaking
- Black Women Leading Philanthropy
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy: During Black History Month, Philanthropy Should Focus on the Future
Explore CO Black History:
- Black American West Museum & Heritage Center
- Aurora Museum: Black Figures of Aurora
- Black History & Heritage
- How to Celebrate Black History Month 2024 in Denver
This does not capture everything!
Let this month be an open invitation to continue all year round the learning, embracing, and uplifting of Black voices, contributions, and recognition of Black history!