February was designated Black History Month because two prominent figures, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Doughlas have birthdays this month. BHM is a time to celebrate the culture and achievements of Black people. This year, the theme is “Black Health and Wellness”.
For families: Watch Hidden Figures, based on the true story of Three brilliant African-American women at NASA who serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
For kids: What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
For adults: Fiction The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
Non-Fiction: ‘Overground Railroad: The Green Book & Roots of Black Travel in America’ by Candacy A. Taylor. During the mid-century period, Black travelers used the Green Book — a guide to safe towns and businesses — to find food and lodgings and avoid sundown towns on their journeys.
Food: Visit https://www.thekitchn.com/black-history-month-virtual-potluck-2021-23133587 for recipes for everything from cornbread, to sweet potato pop-tarts!