February is Black History Month! What started out as just a week of African-American recognition, honor, and focus on culture turned into an entire month, boosting celebration and education of Black history throughout the United States, Canada, and many other countries. The AAPI community stands in solidarity with the Black community: to get started, here are some resources surrounding two major facets, history and culture, to learn more about this monumental time of the year.
The texts in green are hyperlinks. Just click on the green texts to be directed to the source.
Timeline of Black and Asian-American events
A look into the past between South Asians and African Americans –
The Secret History of South Asian and African American Solidarity
A reflection on activism and recent events –
History’s facts and details about BHM –
Various artworks from Black history –
Afro-Atlantic Histories – Lessons & Activities from the National Gallery of Art
The Help – an Academy Award-winning period drama film –
Poetry Foundation Black History Month Collection of various poems regarding African-American history and culture
Kindred – an award-winning science fiction novel about a woman who goes back in time, confronted by her ancestors https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindred_(novel)
Google’s collection of black history through art and other mediums –https://artsandculture.google.com/project/black-history-and-culture
This list of resources is compiled by Daniel Liu, who is an intern at CSEBRI and majors in Computer Science at Brown University.