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Black History Month 2022

Black History Month

 "Black Health and Wellness", 2022’s focus for Black History Month, takes a look at how American healthcare has often underserved the African-American community.

This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways in which the Black community have contributed to healthcare – the 2022 theme considers activities, practices and initiatives that Black communities have done. 

The history of Black History month began in 1915 when the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH).

The group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February. By the late 1960s, thanks, in part, to the civil rights movement and a growing awareness of Black identity, "Negro History Week" had evolved into Black History Month on many college campuses.

Today, Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions and legacy of African Americans across U.S. history and society.

Wyld is proud to support Black History Month together. We will continue to use our collective might to push for change for the better – for people and the planet at large.

To learn more about the history of Black History Month, take some time to read through our recommended links this month: 

How Negro History Week Became Black History Month and Why it Matters Now by The New York Times

Black History Month 2022: Facts, Origins, and More by The History Channel

Black Pioneers in Mental Health by Mental Health America

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