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For the past eighteen years, World Stage Theatre has been educating communities about the rich tapestry of the African Diaspora through the arts. As the innovators of Black History Festival NW, the organization is elated about this year’s theme. From the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Arts Movement to Hip Hop and Afrofuturism, African Americans have been using art as a way to not only tell stories but use their platform to uplift the culture, shine a light on and challenge environmental issues. Artists have been instrumental in bridging gaps and bringing about change to make the world a better place.
National Theme: African Americans and the Arts
All month long, people are encouraged to make note of the fact that Black history is American history. There are numerous ways people can support and participate.
- Make a donation
- Support Black-owned businesses/organizations
- Volunteer your time, skills, and resources
- Be intentional about creating positive environments and opportunities to learn and share true American history.
- Get involved