2022 Black History Month Theme:
Black Health and Wellness
Celebrating Black History Month in Second Life
Black Health and Wellness "This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well."
"SL exhibits and programs nurtures Blackatvity. SL helps participants to strengthen self-worth, to form relationships, to develop communities, and to advocate for social justice in a virtual space. " Leta Hendricks "Black Presence in White Virtual Spaces" NAAAS & Affiliates Conference 2022
A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2022
JANUARY 31, 2022
Each February, National Black History Month serves as both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history, Black culture is American culture, and Black stories are essential to the ongoing story of America — our faults, our struggles, our progress, and our aspirations. Shining a light on Black history today is as important to understanding ourselves and growing stronger as a Nation as it has ever been. That is why it is essential that we take time to celebrate the immeasurable contributions of Black Americans, honor the legacies and achievements of generations past, reckon with centuries of injustice, and confront those injustices that still fester today.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim February 2022 as National Black History Month. I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
E. Sims Campbell, “Night Club Map of Harlem” (1932), ink and watercolor on illustration board James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters, Yale Collection of American Literature