As Black History Month comes to a close, I think it's important that we remember that learning about Black history shouldn't be confined to the month of February; it is imperative that we continue to learn and understand the contributions Black Americans have made in the United States.
Here is a list of great books and videos to learn more:
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet A. Jacobs
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
The 1619 Project, by The New York Times
Chocolate Me!, by Taye Diggs
Becoming, by Michelle Obama
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances by Leland Melvin
I am Perfectly Designed, by Karamo Brown
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World, by Charles R. Smith Jr.