Black History Month is meant to be a time to encourage people to focus their historical hindsight on the contributions that people of African descent have made to this country. Black History Month originally begin in 1926 as Negro History Week. It was created by Carter G. Woodson and took place during the second week of February. In 1976, it was expanded into a full month. Celebrating Black History Month creates an awareness for all people, and reminds us that Black history is Our history.
In honor of Black History Month (as it comes to a close), the Love & Struggle team put together our list of songs and books that exemplify the culture, the struggle and the life of Black folks. The following songs and books are significant to Black History Month for their message, their music and their significance in the Black community.
~ Love & Struggle
**What’s your list of songs and books? Leave us a comment below with the songs and books that exemplify what Black History Month means to you!
1)“Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday (and covered by many)
5) Nigga Notes & Quotes – Dia Damani (limited print run)