Today, February 1 marks the start of Black History Month. This year, the Museum plans to amplify Black voices. Through our blog we will share programs, projects, creative art, etc. and encourage readers to explore what interests them.
First we'd like to highlight the comprehensive program that Greenbelt's Black History and Culture Committee have put together. They chose the focus of their programs to be BODY, MIND, AND MONEY - BLACK HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND FINANCE. From the brochure: "Founded in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) has celebrated Black History Month since 1926. Each year they focus on a theme that deserves emphasis. Drawing on their 2022 theme of Black Health and Wellness, the Greenbelt Black History and Culture Committee has added wealth and finance because they intersect with health and wellness. The Committee offers an exciting and informative array of programs and activities celebrating the contributions of African Americans to the economic and social growth of the USA." Take a look at the program below to learn more.
To learn more about Carter G. Woodson, see this biography on the NAACP website.