Aug 24, 2020
Black August: An Observance & A Celebration
As we head into the thick heat of summer, Equality North Carolina is inviting our communities all across the state to join us in observation of Black August — a month-long period of remembrance about the history of anti-Black, violent, systematic oppression in this country and the giants and revolutionaries who laid the foundation for the work of our movements today.
Black August, like many parts of BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of color) American history, is not taught in public schools. As a result, you may not be familiar with it. But there’s never been a more crucial time for people from all walks of life to familiarize themselves with the histories and traditions of BIPOC experience in America.