Dear Lunada Bay Elementary Family,

Every year, the month of February is deemed the celebratory month for Black History, and this year, we would like to highlight some key contributions made to our society by Blacks and African Americans.

Black History Month has a long legacy which included the creation of the Negro Week, and eventually the month - long celebration of achievements of Blacks or African Americans.

Dating back to 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

This month is centered around building awareness around achievements of Blacks for those outside the race, but also for those of Black Heritage.  For instance, did you know that Garrett Morgan, a Black Inventor, invented the traffic signal?

Below is a highlight of key dates commemorative of Black Heritage along with some resources on how you can participate in celebrating Black History Month with your friends and family.


Camille Boothe

Lunada Bay Elementary Diversity & Inclusion Chair


Black History Month - Key Dates Commemorative of Black Heritage (see calendar)


Black History Month  - Virtual Events Resources

  1. - Smithsonian
  2. - Vanderbilt University


Black History Month Slide Show (see attachment)