Today we begin celebrating Black History Month. When Carter G. Woodson established Negro History week in 1926, he realized the importance of providing a theme to focus the attention of the public. 2021’s theme is Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.
The black family knows no single location, since family reunions and genetic-ancestry searches testify to the spread of family members across states, nations, and continents. However, the black family has been a topic of study in many disciplines—history, literature, the visual arts and film studies, sociology, anthropology, and social policy.
We encourage you to learn more at Association for the Study of African American Life and History: https://asalh.org/black-history-themes/