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|February is Black History Month (BHM) here in Canada, as well in the United States. BHM is a chance for us to look back at a history that is too often neglected. We have the chance to develop a deeper understanding of the events of the past, and an appreciation for the people who have shaped our present. BHM gives us the chance to acknowledge, study, understand, and celebrate black history, and I find the best way to do all of these things is through books.
Over the next several days, I intend to post a number of reading lists for BHM. I have broken this up into several posts for a number of reasons. Black History Month is meant to cover an entire history in only twenty-eight days. There is so much to study, and I think too much of it goes unnoticed. We end up seeing a lot of information shared about slavery and the civil rights movement, and even though these things are important parts of history as a whole, and black history specifically (and I do intend to include reading lists for these areas), there is so much more to be learned.
There is an absolute wealth of information available to the public on so many aspects of black history, and as we are taking the month to acknowledge and learn about black history, I think it's important for us to take a look at different books available to us in this area.
I have separated the lists into categories and multiple posts to make them as bite-sized as possible, as well to make them as accessible as possible for those looking for something to read. I have tried to make sure that there is a little something for everybody, so I hope that everybody who sees this finds a little something. Keep an eye here on Thoughts & Things over the next couple weeks or so as I put out categorised reading lists for Black History Month.