Black History Month is the perfect time to acknowledge cultural diversity and the contributions of African Americans in the United States. From coast to coast, schools, churches, and other groups go all out to honor African Americans’ rich history and show appreciation for the many cultures that make our country great. As always, Positive Promotions is honored to help these organizations ensure their black history events are memorable and engaging with our distinctive educational tools and incentives. Use the ideas below to inspire you to make your 2017 Black History Month celebrations the best yet!
Remember, Educate, Celebrate
Make sure you spend time each day in February remembering an aspect of black history, educating others about black history, or celebrating something about black history. Add a tidbit about famous African Americans in the morning announcements or in an email to members of your organization at least once or twice a week. On other days, you could cook traditional African foods to share. Include giveaways in your activities, such as “Black History: Remember, Educate, Celebrate” Chain Link Silicone Bracelets.
Songs of Freedom
Music has always been important in the lives of African Americans. Organize a program to highlight the songs that have played a significant role in black history. Invite the public and hand out “We Shall Overcome” Hand Fans to those who attend. The back of the Hand Fan features the lyrics to the song. Then, give any children who come “Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History” Educational Activities Books.
Bash for Barack
Plan a party to celebrate the two-term U.S. Presidency of Barack Obama. Serve up healthy snacks and drinks, and ask participants to speak about how Obama’s presidency changed their lives. Pass out Barack Obama Commemorative Kits to youngsters.
All Cultures Count
Spend time during February reflecting upon the diversity of your community. Invite those from different backgrounds to speak during a special program. Have them share their cultural traditions and stories with the audience. Give participants “Celebrate Diversity” T-Shirts and offer those who attend “All Shapes, All Sizes, All Colors, All Special” Silicone Bracelets.