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Black History Month

Updated Winter 2022


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ASALH 2022 BHM Schedule of Events

Join the ASALH in celebrating Black History Month by attending one of their virtual events! Via Zoom, you can join book discussions and attend seminars about topics you may never have thought about before. Peruse the offerings on the website linked above, and be sure to let a librarian know if you attended any of the events!

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Changing views on Mental Health in the Black Community

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Black History Month 2022: Black Health and Wellness

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.

Black Healthcare in America


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