“History has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” ― Michelle Obama
February 1st ushered in Black History Month in the United States. In celebration, each week this month we will be focusing on inspiring African-American women in the realms of art, education, and activism. This week though, we explore and celebrate a few of the men and women who, from the civil rights era to modern day, have left a lasting impact on our society through the mediums of poetry, art, photography, and song.
“I, Too” by Langston Hughes
“Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou
Artist Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series
The Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March, 1965, photographs by James Karales
Black in America: a photography series by Michael A. McCoy