We'll update this page throughout the month as we feature some of the incredible people and organizations making an impact to help build a Better Bay Area.
Artists in Action:
We invite Bay Area artists to help celebrate Black History Month. Share your original artwork inspired by Black history past and present. Whether your medium is painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art, photography or crafts, local artists of all ages and backgrounds may submit entries HERE.
Also called African American History Month, the celebration was originally recognized as Negro History Week until 1976 when it expanded to a month. Learn more HERE.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH STORIES & VIDEOS:
- West Oakland Mural first to honor Women of the Black Panther Party
- MLK Papers Project uncovers how Martin became King with rare, unpublished documents
- Black history happening now: Amelia Ashley-Ward leads oldest Black newspaper in San Francisco
- Oakland street renamed after Black Panther Party co-founder Dr. Huey Newton
- SF Black Wall Street preserving Black culture
- East Bay teacher raises awareness of historically Black colleges, universities with new book
- Artists in Action: Black History Month
- Here's a look back at Dr. Maya Angelou's Bay Area connection, legacy
- Black Joy Parade unveils treasure hunt through Oakland for Black History Month this year
- What is Black History Month, and why is it important?
- Black Lives Matter movement nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
- The historic push for reparations in California: Where it stands and what's next
- 103-year-old Black woman recalls not being able to vote, now Kamala's her VP