(as of Apr 18,2021 12:22:44 UTC – Details)
365 Days of Real Black History calendar is back, with newly updated and revised content. Our calendar addresses a critical need in our communities: an understanding of our past and how it relates to our present.
For too long Black history has had very weak presentations, being limited to:
Random trivia about names and dates without any context of how those things came to be or how they affect us today.
The tame version of history that ignores the militancy required to abolish slavery or obtain civil rights.
A list of famous firsts which truly only highlights the first Blacks to be accepted by whites
Missing any reference or relevance to modern culture, present-day struggle, or important developments like Hip Hop, or
Limited in its presentation of time or space, making Black seem like something limited to America and Africa, and something that only spans the past 500 years of history, beginning with slavery.
In all, these weak representations of Black history have served to make history uncool for many Black youth and nearly useless to those of us interested in understanding the roots to our present predicament. In reality, the story is so much greater, so much deeper, and so much stronger and it needs to be told daily.
We designed our content around a specific theme for each month:
1. January: Black Beginnings
2. February: Race and Revolution
3. March: Slavery and Oppression
4. April: Theology
5. May: Women
6. June: Sports
7. July: Law and Government
8. August: Health and Medicine
9. September: Culture & Tradition
10. October: Rebellion & Resistance
11. November: Arts & Entertainment
12. December: Business & Finance.
Thanks to the collective work of our writers, editors, designers, and reviewers we ve been able to once again rewrite history. We’re setting a new standard for what history means to people, offering a new way to look at the past (and present), as well as a way for families to look at it together.