February is Black History Month. It is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for centering the role of African Americans in U.S. history. Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. This year’s Black History Month theme, “Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity” explores the African diaspora and the spread of Black families across the United States. In addition, the theme affirms and celebrates black identity, family history, and intersectionality.

Black History Month Calendar

Buckley's Office of DEI partnered with The Valley of Change to develop a daily calendar filled with action opportunities. Each day in February, Buckley students and their parents/guardians can simply click on an engagement recommendation on the Black History Month calendar that uplifts Black voices and furthers anti-racist learning. As you navigate these events throughout February, please consider taking a selfie and sending it to dei@buckley.org and communications@buckley.org.
“It’s not differences that divide us. It’s our judgements about each other that do.”
-Margaret Wheatley
Our Middle/Upper School library is celebrating Black History Month with a list of Black women poets. Inspiration for the virtual exhibit came from Amanda Gorman, the first ever Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, who stunned the nation with her poetic gift at the inauguration of President Biden. With her inspiring words and brilliant delivery, Amanda solidified her place in the long line of incredible Black women poets who have used their voices to inspire, to enlighten, and to bring change. Check out the list above!