Black History Month 2024
The Black History Month 2024 theme is African-Americans and the Arts.
African-American creators have used the arts to preserve history and community memory, as well as for empowerment. Artistic and cultural movements such as the New Negro, Black Arts, Harlem Renaissance, hip-hop, and Afrofuturism, have been led by people of African descent and set the standard for popular culture around the world.
This reading list explores the varied histories, lives, and works of African-Americans in the visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary, and other forms of cultural expression.