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Black History Month 2023 : Black Resistance

 What we know as Black History month, was started in 1926 as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson. Celebrations and acknowledgments were held in the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Fredrick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. By the 1960’s, the week had morphed into Black History month and in 1976 President Gerald Ford officially recognized February as an “opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history. 

The theme for Black History Month 2023 is Resistance.


Black History Month 2023 - Resistance 

Lift Every Voice: A Celebration of Black Lives

Lift Every Voice: A Celebration of Black Lives

For so long, too many stories that reveal what it means and feels like to be Black in America have been overlooked outside Black communities.  Lift Every Voice presents interviews with 54 of the oldest generation of Black Americans about their lives, their experiences, and the wisdom that can carry all of us to a better future. 

Twice as Hard

Twice As Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the 21st Century by Jasmine Brown

No account of black women physicians in the US exists, and what little mention is made of these women in existing histories is often insubstantial or altogether incorrect. In this work of extensive research, Jasmine Brown offers a rich new perspective, penning the long-erased stories of nine pioneering black women physicians beginning in 1860, when a black woman first entered medical school. This is a group of pioneering women who will inspire readers with their success.  

Love and Justice: A Story of Triumph on Two Different Courts

Love and Justice, A Story of Triumph on Two Different Courts by Maya Moore

Arrested for a crime he did not commit, Jonathon met Maya Moore through a prison ministry program.  Maya, one of the top women’s basketball players in collegiate history, developed a close bond with him, eventually stepping away from her career to help Jonathon with his final appeal. In March 2020, his conviction was overturned by a state judge in Jefferson City, Mo.

This memoir explores faith, justice, and connection and will inspire activism in others. 

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