Black History Month
Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada and more recently has been observed during October in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Black History Month marks achievements made by African Americans and is a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
Mount Saint Mary Academy spotlights various Black History Month throughout the school community. Below, you will find videos by our students about our DEI initiatives, including our new Diversity Club, as well as descriptions of activities, curriculum features, prayers and additional resources from the Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA).
Diversity Club at Mount Saint Mary Academy by Olivia Encarnacion '23
The Importance of Black History Month by Ashkaya Karanam '23
An Interview with Madeline Albrittain on Black History Month by Kayla Robertson '23
Mary, friend and mother to all, through your Son, God has found a way to unite himself to every human being, called to be one people, sisters and brothers to each other. We aWsk for your help in calling on your Son, seeking forgiveness for the times when we have failed to love and respect one another. We ask for your help in obtaining from your Son the grace we need to overcome the evil of racism and to build a just society. e ask for your help in following your Son, so that prejudice and animosity will no longer reflect our minds or hearts but will be replaced with a love that respects the dignity of each person. Mother of the Church, the Spirit of your Son, Jesus warms our hearts. Pray for us. Amen.