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Black History Month 2021

Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity


Black History Month Logo with a watermark that includes "Representation, Identity, and Diversity" repeating.


As we celebrate Black History Month, we invite you to explore and engage with this virtual display by:

  • Discovering something new to you and demonstrate your thoughts and ideas
  • Learning about Black Family and link what you’ve learned to your own experience
  • Creating something fresh and new and contribute it to the collective conversation

Share your creativity, responses, reflections, and feedback with us using #DiscoverLearnCreateBHM on social media. 

After exploring this guide, we hope you will be inspired to create something:

Young man writing in a notebook
  • Spoken Word
  • Poem
  • Song
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Collage
  • Sculpture
  • Short Video
  • Dance
  • Fashion
  • Essay
  • Something Else!












Be sure to use #DiscoverLearnCreateBHM to share your creations with us on social media.

You can also share your creations with us using this form.

As you explore the guide, here are some questions to think about and reflect upon.

  1. What is something you learned regarding the idea of Black Family as you explored this Black History Month display?
  2. What does Black Family mean to you?
  3. Why is learning about Black history important to our society?
  4. What are some experiences that have impacted you or shocked you?
  5. How do the words representation, identity, and diversity connect with this year's theme of Black Family?
  6. What is your favorite thing to read or learn about under the umbrella of Black History?

You can share your responses with us using #DiscoverLearnCreateBHM on social media.

You can also share your responses with us using this form.

A huge thank you to Brandi Gomez '20 for her thoughtful feedback and meaningful contributions to this section of the virtual display.

We'd love to hear from you!

  1. What was your favorite part of this virtual display?
  2. What would you add to it?
  3. What else do you think we should know?

Let us know what you think using this survey.

You can share your feedback with us using #DiscoverLearnCreateBHM on social media.

This month’s virtual display is brought to you by the Libraries’ Diversity Advancement Committee (DAC).  We are committed to fostering spaces where voices and stories are valued and shared.

Each year in honor of Black History Month, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) provides the nation with a theme to help us focus our celebration of the vast contributions and rich history of African American citizens. For more information about this year's Black History Month theme and previous year's themes please visit the ASALH website.

The ASALH's 2021 theme, "The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity," inspired the Libraries DAC as we created our virtual display. However, the contents exhibited this year are by no means the limit to our collection. We invite you to continue exploring the Libraries resources. If you need help, AskUs!