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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, 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.
Assistant Middle and Upper School Librarian Stephanie Kaczkiewicz shared, “From the 1760’s to today, Black women have used their voice in American publishing to advocate for change, to shed light on the darkest parts of our history, and to elevate the Black experience in the minds and hearts of the American public. The women on this list wrote in very different times and from very different situations, but each poet brings her own unique style to consistent messages of humanity, and the pressing need for equality. We hope that you will take the time to learn more about each of these amazing women!”Click here
to check out the list!