Black History Month

Last year for Black History Month we focused on Arturo Schomburg—this year we offer more resoures about him and Afro-Latinx communities in the US. CBS has a short video as an overview to Schomburg’s life and speaking with his grandson; the National Museum of African American History and Culture has a page that includes a link to objects relating to Schomburg; Oak Park Public library has a teaching resourse for grade schoolers; and Duke University has highlights from the talk “Building an International Archive in the Jim Crow South: Arturo Schomberg at Fisk University” by Vanessa Valdés.
As of May 2, 2022, 6 million Americans identify as Afro-Latino (Pew Research Center); there is a Library of Congress Research bibliography on Afro-Latinidad; KQED has an article called “‘We Are Black. We Just Speak Spanish‘: Why Some Afro Latinos Want More Visibility During Black History Month”; and the White House published their celebration of Afro-Latino Heritage on YouTube last year.