February is National African American History Month, popularly called Black History Month, and has been observed nationally since 1976 when President Ford "urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”" source For more about the proclamations and legislation related the Black History Month, visit the :aw Library of Congress' Black History Month: A Commemorative Observances Legal Research Guide.
The Black History Month 2023 theme, “Black Resistance,” explores how "African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms and police killings," since the nation's earliest days.
"For decades, trailblazing photographer Gordon Parks brought the human struggle of the Black community out of the shadows and onto the pages of LIFE magazine. This documentary explores Parks' enduring legacy through the lens of three contemporary photographers, and spotlights his visionary work and its impact on the next generation of artists. An HBO Production."