Get Involved this Black History Month

Every February, people in the United States join together to honor and celebrate the history and contributions of African Americans to our nation. This year's Black History Month theme, "African Americans and the Arts", highlights the excellence and cultural influence of Black art, music, literature, fashion, and more. 

As President Biden stated in his proclamation of National Black History Month 2024, "Black history is American history", so it is fitting that all Americans, regardless of race, learn and celebrate this February. And, you can find excellent information online. A great place to start is The Smithsonian's American Art Museum and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Check out the unique interactive experience of the Searchable Museum, a sampling of important African American art, and explore stories of African American music on Musical Crossroads.

Black History Month is also a time to acknowledge inequities and support Black Americans facing adversity by advocating for the organizations working to lift them up. We at YouGiveGoods are proud to support charities that are Black-led, serve Black communities, and work for social justice all year-long. We invite you to celebrate Black History Month with us this year, as we work to strengthen communities and ensure more equitable and brighter futures for all through education, involvement, and action. 

Three Ways to Take Part in Black History Month

  • Spread the word: Like, comment, and post information on #BlackHistoryMonth and share what you are doing to educate yourself, celebrate and serve all month long
  • Learn: Learn more about Black History in your community at a local film screening, reading, or concert. Or, stay home and 
  • Take Action: Get involved and help others in your community by supporting Black-led and Black-serving nonprofits by donating or volunteering 


YouGiveGoods is pleased to offer a simple, effective way to support these organizations through an online giving event raising the food and supplies needed to run their programs and serve the community. See how others are utilizing YouGiveGoods to honor Black History Month this year and no matter how you choose to take part, we encourage you to take time to actively honor the achievements of African Americans this Black History Month.