Please join the Y in celebrating Black History Month this February by honoring and recognizing the achievements and sacrifices Black Americans have made over the years. We've put together a list of podcasts, nonprofit organizations, and books to help further your understanding of what it means to be Black in America.
Created by The New York Times, “1619” is an audio series that explores “how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.
Read about these impactful organizations with a focus on issues that are important to Black Americans in our communities. Take it a step further by volunteering your time or setting up a recurring donation.
Read These Books by Black Authors
Take the time to immerse yourself in these literary pieces by Black authors, many of which center around racial justice and the Black experience in America.
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman
- The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race, an anthology edited by Jesmyn Ward
- Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine