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Black History Month: Black History Month

Black Wellness: 2022 Black History Month Theme

"The theme for 2022 focuses on the importance of Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well" (ASALH).

Read the full article by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History here

Black History Month Timeline

1915- Carter G. Woodson, the "father of Black history," founds the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (Now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History)
1926-  Carter G. Woodson designates the second week of February as Negro History Week
1970- Kent State becomes the first university to celebrate Black History for an entire month
1976- 50 years after Woodson's activism, President Carter finally recognizes the Black History Month for the nation's bicentennial 

 Read more about Black History Month, and its origins, at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History(ASALH).

Black History Month Flyer

Recommended Readings for 2022 Black History Month

The Impact of Health Discrepancies

CDC Graphic detaling various health discrepancies between White and Black Americans as of 2015

(cdc.gov/vitalsigns/aahealth/index.html)

John Henryism is a theory proposed by social epidemiologist Dr Sherman James to explain the high rate of death
among Black men when compared to White men