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Celebrating Black History

Celebrating Black History

Celebrating Black History

Ahhh February…

The second month of the year, the month of lovebirds and presidents… But lest we forget, its also a month to celebrate the rich history of African Americans.

Many times we face prejudice and stigma, feel shame and inferiority or are unaware of the depth of our culture and history, not realizing that knowing our history gives us a sense of pride.

Black History Month is about rebuilding our identity; encouraging commitment to our communities; forging ties between yesterday’s, today’s, and tomorrow’s leaders; and nurturing civic duty and social responsibility.

Black History Month Book Drive

In the spirit of preserving Black History, Purely Perfect Hair urges you to give back.

During the month of February, Thursday Network – GWUL Young Professionals, is collecting African American literature for their Black History Month Book Drive. All books will be donated to an under-served middle school library in Washington DC.

Unsure about what to donate? Check our their Amazon wish list.

To donate, send books to the attention of the attention of Kristin Shymoniak, PO box 73203 Washington DC 20056 or email Kristin at csprograms@thursdaynetwork.org.

Looking for more events or projects in the Washington DC area to celebrate this month? Check out the links  below!

Black History Month in the Metro DC

Guide to African American History & Culture in Washington DC

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