US Black History Month

Month of February

Black History Month is a celebration of the African diaspora around the world, remembering the important people and events that occurred throughout history. This is celebrated every year in February for USA and Canada, and is further celebrated in October in places such as the UK, Netherlands and Ireland.

This year’s US Black History Month theme for 2021 is Black family: representation, identity and diversity, which looks to explore the African diaspora in Black families that are across the USA. 

Alongside the lived experiences of people of colour, research has a vital role to play in our conversations about race, this US Black History Month and beyond. We've gathered several freely accessible resources including journals, book chapters, podcasts and blogs all of which explore the evidence of anti-black racism which appears within contexts such as education, workplace, and healthcare.

If you are working on related research that can help tackle anti-black racism, or if you would like to contribute to the content featured on this page, please get in touch.

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US Black History Month free research

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Black Lives Matter: our commitment

The team at Emerald have been taking some time to reflect on recent events and our response. We believe that Black lives matter, today and every day, and that injustice and intolerance must end.

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