Black History Month has arrived in style. Celebrate the moment with a mix of activities that are simple, yet inspirational. Sure, visiting historic monuments are always recommended, however, Madamenoire has created a quick list of Black History Month inspired activities that you can do from the comfort of your own home!
Check out 6 Simple Ways to Celebrate Black History Month!
Celebrate a Black Author
During the month of February head to your local book store and grab an inspirational book by a Black author! At the top of our list – Becoming by the former First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama. In this inspirational memoir, Michelle discusses her marriage to the 44th President, Barack Obama, her childhood in Chicago, and why her role as a strong black woman was labeled as “angry”.
Kick It in the Kitchen
Pull out the crockpots, air fryers, and Dutch pots! During Black History Month, gather your family and friends for a real soul food experience! On the menu, sweet potato pie, black-eyed peas, corn fritters, chicken & waffles, fried whiting, and mac-and-cheese! While cooking, discuss the history of the recipes and what regions they hail from. Learn a thing or two in the kitchen.
Write all your wrongs. This month, spend some precious time writing about how you overcame adversities, nurtured your accomplishments, and your overall unique journey. Open up in a way that you haven’t before. Think about the achievements of your favorite Black History makers and civil rights leaders. Note where you would like to be in the next few years and how you would like to be remembered. Head over to Walmart.com and purchase a cute journal. Start writing today.
Remix Your Home Décor
Out with the old, in with the new. This month, purchase a range of African-American inspired prints from Walmart. From jazz nightclub themes to black couples in love, show your appreciation of the Black experience by creating your own mini-museum right within your four walls. Have friends and family come by and give a mini tour.
Reflect Over Music
While viewing your latest African-American art, be sure to have your favorite Black musicians playing in the background! Cue up a nice playlist which includes soulful legends such as Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Patti Labelle, Stevie Wonder, Sade and more. Reflect on their contributions. Understand why they are Black History.
Celebrate an Unsung Hero in Your Life
She doesn’t like all the attention. He thinks he’s just doing his job. During Black History Month, tell the Unsung Hero in your life – mama, papa, grandma, grandpa, uncle or aunt why they are important to you. Talk about their sacrifices and align it with popular activists and legends who work tirelessly to support their community.