Black History Month is in full force, so I pulled a few ways to learn more about the exceptional contributions, heritage, accomplishments and culture of African Americans. Check out these five simple ways to celebrate black history month.
What is Black History: If you don’t know what is Black History Month or why it is celebrated, check out History.com Origins of Black History Month video. It’s a great introduction into Black History month.
Fashion & Shopping: If you’re looking to buy some workout gear and clothes for the spring gear, why not take advantage Macy’s celebration of Black History Month “The Soul Era.” Macy’s Celebrates the “Style of Soul Era” for Black History Month, with June Ambrose, Johnetta Boone, fashion event will include celeb stylist June Ambrose and costume designer, Johnetta Boone, upcoming style trends, a special panel, reception for the attendees and much more.This is a great way to learn about fashion and inspiration of blacks here in America.
Macy’s will host a series of Black History Month events in the following cities.
- Macy’s Herald Square (New York) – February 4, 6pm
- Macy’s Aventura (Miami) – February 7, 6:30pm
- Macy’s Union Square (San Francisco) – February 25, 6pm
- Macy’s Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles) – February 26, 6:30pm
More dates and cities are listed here. If your city is not listed here like mine, Visit macys.com/celebrate through February 28th to enter for the chance to win a trip for 2 to New York City, the style capital of the world, a Macy’s shopping spree and a makeover by celebrity stylist, June Ambrose! Sweepstake starts on February 1st, 2015 at 12:01am EST and ends February 28, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.
Reading: A great way to celebrate Black History Month is simply reading a few books on black history. Village Voice has a great list of Lesser-Known Books on Race for Black History Month. If a book is too long you can get motivated by checking this blog post on some unknown black female athletes such Mabel Fairbanks, Wyomia Tyus, Alice Coachman and many more.
Art: From your local African-American culture museums to local upcoming black exhibits, there are tons of events during this month that showcase black history and art in a variety of ways. If you are in Dallas, check out, Black History Month Celebration Honoring 28 African American DFW Influencers at The Historic Texas Theater on Wednesday, February 25th 6:30-10pm. It’s Free!
Honor & Support: The Because of Them We Can™ campaign is amazing and just launched a new set of “28 days, 28 photos” to Celebrate Black History Month and Connect a New Generation to Heroes, Past and Present, Who Have Paved the Way. What better way than to celebrate black history by supporting this locally owned black business but other ones as well.
I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“