Since its beginnings in 1926, Black History Month has been celebrated through the lens of a central theme each year, chosen by the ASALH. The theme allows educators and celebrants to focus in on certain aspects of Black History as well as the current Black experience in the United States. This years theme is Black Health and Wellness, focusing on Black health professionals and efforts to bolster Black health and medical care options throughout history and today. To find out more about the theme, visit the ASALH's website linked above.
The above link is a curated list of materials to educate people on topics surrounding Black health and wellness. The ASALH compiled this list to accompany their virtual events and discussion forums, but it can be utilized by anyone for things like book clubs, personal reading, or classroom reading. Please note that while the links on the above webpage take you to Amazon to purchase these books, a better use of your money this Black History Month would be purchasing from Black-owned businesses. Below are some local Black-owned and operated bookstores that could use your support this month and every month.
Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115