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10 Ideas to celebrate Black History Month:

How do you celebrate Black History Month? Comment below so we can build an exhaustive list of ideas that we can revisit all year long.

Black History Month was originated by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. It began as a week long celebration but morphed into a month-long celebration. There is talk and petitions about moving this month to June but for now, we celebrate the impact of those before us who paved the way for greatness. Imagine moving from slavery to becoming President or Vice President of the United States. As inclusive leaders, we are on a journey to learn more about one another so that we can communicate and collaborate to continue to pave the way for the next generation. Join me in celebrating Black History always.

One year our family visited a celebration of the Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk, Connecticut. What a wonderful experience it was? I captured a video of beautiful poetry reading/dance that stayed with me.

This year's Black History month focuses on the theme of Black families. There will be many highlights of the Black Experience, so please stay alert to take advantage of learning opportunities from universities, libraries, retailers, media, and your organizations. If you're feeling overwhelmed, take a break and pick a few ideas from the list below.

10 Ideas to celebrate Black History Month:

  1. Make an intention to celebrate Black History Month differently in 2021. That means if you glaze over the month and focus on Valentine's Day or a Day off in the office, then you have work to do as an inclusive leader.

  2. Participate in BHM Celebrations (more than social opportunities) in the workplace.