Barack Obama, Rihanna and more begin the celebration of Black History Month.
Black History Month yields a number of things for the masses. There often are a myriad of capsule collections and sneaker packs paying tribute to the month like Nas' new capsule for a cause or Nike and Jordan brand's 2017 "Black History Month" collection. More importantly though, Black History month provides a time frame for people of all demographics to celebrate the rich history of African Americans, in addition to providing a template to constructively discuss American history, race relations and unify because of that discussion.
On the first day of Black History Month 2017, people all over the world have taken to social media to express their heartfelt messages and honor the deep heritage this month represents. We have gathered a number of noteworthy posts from people celebrating in hopes to share the love and pay our respects to the leaders and people before us who made Black History Month possible.
Happy Black History Month, Y'all... and remember, Black history is American history!— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) February 1, 2017
Know Your History: Black History Month. Shirley Chisholm was a pioneer of her generation - the first African American and woman to run for president. In 1972, she campaigned with the slogan “Unbought and Unbossed”. Her approach to analyzing systemic oppression is more important today than ever. “In the end anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism.” - Shirley Chisholm. #KnowYourHistory #BlackHistoryMonth #ShirleyChisholm #UnboughtAndUnbossed @yourrightscamp @ravisionmedia
Happy Black History Month! 🤔🤔 Hey America when are we going to fix our school books so the tell the whole truth?.....never? oh iight— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) February 1, 2017
Feb 1st— #SWEETSEXYSAVAGE (@Kehlani) February 1, 2017
Black history month 😍
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...SWEETSEXYSAVAGE WORLD TOUR! 😍
Every month is black history month in my world! But Happy Black History Month everyone! And Black Future Month! And Black Right Now! ✌🏾️ pic.twitter.com/hMk3rGrzmn— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 1, 2017
These kids know their facts!!! #salute #blackhistorymonth #TeamDL #repost @becauseofthem WATCH: Alternative facts? These kids kick off Black History Month by celebrating the FACTS! Click the link in our profile to watch the full video. #happyblackhistorymonth #knowthefacts #celebratethefacts #becauseofthemwecan