Exploring Black History, from Around the World

In celebration of Black History Month and throughout the month of February, Your Favorite Librarian will provide a range of Black, and QPOC, Literature exploring multiple intersections, Black Excellence, history and culture from around the world.

This year’s National Theme for Black History Month is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity. But Black History Month is celebrated all around the world. When Carter G. Woodson established Negro History week in 1926, he saw the importance of providing a theme— to focus the attention of the public. Over the years, the themes reflect changes in how people of African descent in the United States have viewed themselves, the influence of social movements on racial ideologies, and the aspirations of the black community. Yet, Black History does not exclude all other Black, and brown, narratives from around the world. Check out this list of monthly observances and occasions, celebrating Black histories, and stories, around the world:


The United Kingdom Black History Month

Canada Black History Month

Republic of Ireland Black History Month

Black Awareness Day, Brazil

African-American Music Appreciation Month

Haitian Heritage Month

Puerto Rican Heritage Month

Disability History Month

LGBT History Month


Don’t allow this beautiful occasion to pass you by. Locate your local or public library, your favorite independently-owned book story and grab a great title.


There is something for you—continue reading!