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2021 Black History Month


2021 Black History Month

Black History Month
Black History Month

February is Black History Month. This annual celebration recognizes the struggles, contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s history. Here is a list of virtual events and resources in honor of Black History Month

SHA 2021 Black History Month Celebration

SHA's Black History Month virtual celebration will begin on Feb. 17 and run through Feb. 24.  The NewHolly, Rainier Vista, High Point and Yesler communities are hosting some exciting virtual events.  The events are free but the virtual meeting platforms limit the number of registrants so sign up soon.  If space is available, residents from other SHA communities and Housing Choice Voucher participants are welcome. Sign up now to reserve a spot

Black pro athletes talk inspiration  

A virtual event featuring a look into our local athletes' inspiration. Hosted by RAVE Foundation and Sounders FC's alumni Lamar Neagle. 

Date and time: Feb. 17, 4:30 p.m.  

A journey to greatness: Walk through Black history  

A virtual canvas art activity. Learn about Black history through music, art and poetry.  

Date and time: Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m.  

Knowledge is power: Children’s book giveaway  

Get free Black-centered children's books  

Date and time: Feb. 24, 2 p.m.  

Address: Neighborhood House parking lot, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle  

Pick up Sports Kit and dinner from your designated site  

Date and time: Feb. 25, 4 p.m.  

Other Black History Month events

2021 Black History Month virtual festival  

Date: Feb. 1 to Feb. 28 

Event website

A virtual journey celebrating African American history 

Date: Feb. 1 to Feb. 28  

Event website

When history is your story 

Date: Feb. 24  

Event website


Video: "Be inspired": Local pro-athletes from Seattle Sounders FC, OLReign and Seattle Storm tell what Black History Month means to them

NAAM | Books that teach all children the rich history of Black Americans  (Scroll down the linked page to see the titles.)

28 Days of Black History 

Black History Month 2021: The Indelible Legacy of Black Seattleites

KUOW - This pioneer worked the Underground Railroad – and founded Seattle's Black Central District

Watch: Amanda Gorman reads inauguration poem, 'The Hill We Climb' 

Celebrating the life of Cicely Tyson l GMA - YouTube

African American History Month Resources

National Endowment for the Humanities: African American History and Culture in the United States

National Park Service: Black History Month

Smithsonian Institution: National Museum of African American History and Culture

NAACP | NAACP History: Lift Every Voice and Sing  | Listen to a performance of the song

The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers (Google)