An Array of Events Happening
in our Surrounding Community
Date: February 2021
Event: The Bryant Library Celebrates Black History Month
Date: February 2021
Event: Zioness Celebrating Black History
On Sunday we began the month-long celebration of Black history. Every February since 1926, our country has celebrated the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to our American story.
Did you know Black History Month was not always a month?
Pastor Jesse Moorland and Dr. Carter Woodson, like many Black Americans, were disappointed and frustrated at the erasure of Black Americans and their contributions to society in historical texts. Together they founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History to promote the study of Black history and commemorate the achievements of Black Americans. In 1926, this vision expanded into “Negro History Week” to be celebrated during the second week of February, to honor the birthdays of two pioneers of civil rights history: Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and Frederick Douglass (February 14).
Schools began studying more Black history, and Black history clubs started forming all across the country. This laid the groundwork for the White House to nationally recognize and elevate the week into Black History Month.
Though Black History Month takes place in February, we have the responsibility to know and celebrate the voices and history of Black Americans every day of the year. For the next four weeks, Zioness will be posting historical figures and facts, and celebrating Black history with various virtual events. We encourage you to join us, to read and share these posts, learn more, and amplify Black voices––not just in February, but year-round, in all areas of your life and work.
Date: February and March 2021
Event: Scholarstream: An initiative of the RCA, USCJ, JTS and Ziegler
Date: October 12-19, 2021
Event: Ramah Israel Bike Ride and Hiking Trip
to support Tikvah programs for campers with disabilities