Black History Month is recognized every February and is a celebration of past and present African-American women and men who have made lasting impacts on the United States. Some of the most noteworthy black history people include Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman. Of course, there are plenty of other influential people that deserve to be recognized as well. Here are some simple ways you can honor Black History Month this year.

Research And Recognize Skilled Black Professionals

Chances are you have several skilled black professionals in your area whom you can give some recognition. Those people could be musicians, authors, poets, or have many other types of skills. Do some research about the black professionals in your area and offer some support if you’re able. You can get some great entertainment while also learning more about the talents black professionals have.

Support Black Entrepreneurs

Whether it’s a restaurant, retail store, pop-up shop, or any place that sells goods or services, consider seeking out black-owned companies. This is one of the simplest ways to honor Black History Month, and you may find a great business to support throughout the year as well. Entrepreneurs work hard on their business and need customer support to keep them going. A small token of your support can go a long way in helping them succeed.

Learn About Black History Month

If you’ve heard about Black History Month, but don’t necessarily know what it’s all about, now is the time to brush up on your black history facts. You can read some interesting books and stories about prominent black people across many generations who have impacted their communities and beyond. From Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947 to Oprah Winfrey becoming the first black female billionaire a couple of decades ago, this is the month where all of these figures are recognized.

Check Out Black History Facts

As with any kind of research you do online, there are plenty of opinions that often get passed on as factual. When checking out black history facts, be sure your sources are reliable so you know you’re reading accurate information. Black history has had a significant role in shaping our country’s history, and you may be surprised at how many influential people were in your area. One of the common places to seek black history facts is your local library or a museum. You may find a whole section of the building dedicated to Black History Month and this can be the year you learn more than you ever have before.
Next Day Access supports Black History Month every February and celebrates its meaning throughout the year. We appreciate our history and the role that African-Americans have played to shape our country into what it is today. Take the time to learn more about Black History Month and if there is anything we can do to help you with mobility assistance, contact us at any time.