Since 1976, Black History Month has been an annual celebration to honor and recognize the history of Black Americans. While Black History Month originates in the United States, it is recognized worldwide and we invite you to celebrate with us!
This year’s theme for 2021 is “Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity” and explores Black families across the African diaspora and the United States. Create a project in celebration of Black History Month and share it in the studio.
Looking for ideas to get started?
+ Bring art and history together by recreating civil rights freedom movement posters
+ Create a virtual museum highlighting artwork by Black artists
+ Learn about famous Black innovators and artistic creatives and share a project to let us know about it
+ Share interactive artwork to honor leaders of the past and present civil rights movements. Feature leaders we may know, as well as unsung heroes that may not yet be household names.
+ Animate a poem by a Black poet
+ Create a newsreel of interesting and lesser known facts about key moments in Black History
+ Make an animated music video for an influential song in Black music history
+ Design a Happy Black History e-Card
+ Create a project about the Black Lives Matter movement
These are just a few ideas, there are so many additional ways to celebrate Black History Month! What will you create?