Black History Month 2024
last updated 01 February 2024
As the calendar turns to February, we embark on a month-long celebration of Black history, culture, and creativity. The theme of this years Black History Month is African Americans in the Arts. In the mediums of performance, visual, literature, fashion, culinary, film, activism, as well as other areas, the influence African Americans hold is major.
Enjoy our colleciton below of both historical and contemporary African Americans that were involved in the arts.
Aretha Franklin, American singer, songwriter and performer, known as “The Queen of Soul.” Illustration by Ashley Evans
Marsha P. Johnson, American gay liberation activist and drag-queen. A hugely prominent figure in the Stonewall uprising in 1969. Ilustration by Jen Khatun.
Malcolm X. American minister and human rights activist. Illustration by Anastasia Magloire Williams.
Edmonia Lewis. An artist and sculptor of American and Native American descent. She worked most of her professional artist career in Rome, Italy. Illustration by Jade Orlando.
James Baldwin. American writer and civil rights activist. He published many essays, novels, plays and poems. Illustration by Alleanna Harris.
Rosa Parks. The first lady of the civil rights, Rosa was an American activist. Illustration by Nastka Drabot.
Mabel Fairbanks. Professional figure skater and coach of American and Native American descent. Her successful career paved the way for many minority women in the sport of figure skating. Illustration by Alleanna Harris.
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