Black History Month Resource Guide – 2022

Public Counsel’s 2022 Black History Month staff planning committee created this list of educational resources and videos – and a list of local Black-owned businesses – to help celebrate the contributions of African Americans to American history and culture.

Interactive Self-Paced Materials

United States Civil Rights Trail

This site allows you to explore the destinations important to the Civil Rights Movement, as well as plan your journey to cities along the trail. On this site, you’ll find places to see and things to do at each destination. Plus, you’ll find in-depth explorations crafted to allow you to experience the destination or event in a more comprehensive way. Discover the trail. Discover the fight for civil rights. And make sure the true stories that changed history are never lost.

28 Days of Black History

Sign up to receive daily emails throughout February to learn about Black history. Each email will include a cultural artifact – book, movie, artwork, song, etc – that represents the impact of Black people and culture in U.S. history, action steps to carry this work into tomorrow, and discussion questions to drive conversation and learning with your colleagues, students, friends, and family.

Association for the Study of African America Life and History: books and historical materials on black health and wellness

The theme for 2022 focuses on the importance of Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well.

Informational Videos

L.A.’s first Black mayor Tom Bradley.
The Black Beverly Hills neighborhoods–including Ladera Heights, View Park Winsor Hills, and Baldwin Hills–are the richest black neighborhoods in the world, but at one time these neighborhoods were all once all-white and denied Black Angelenos the right to reside.
For decades, Central Avenue was the heart of the African-American community in Los Angeles, with a thriving rhythm and blues and jazz music scene.
In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act that made it illegal to discriminate in housing. Gene Demby of NPR’s Code Switch explains why neighborhoods are still so segregated today.

Local black-owned businesses & events that you can patronize in February and year-round:

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