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Celebrating Black History Month

Members of the LBUSD Black Student Achievement Initiative

In support of ensuring an equitable education for all, the Long Beach Unified School District is celebrating Black History Month with resources and cultural awareness events that honor the remarkable achievements and invaluable contributions of African Americans in the United States.

Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is a month-long observance in the United States that takes place every February. It celebrates the achievements of African Americans and recognizes their central role in U.S. history. The month of February serves as an opportunity to deepen one's understanding of U.S. history and the significant role that African Americans have played in shaping it.

LBUSD invites students, families and the local community to celebrate the achievements of African Americans. 

The LBUSD Black Student Achievement Initiative will host a Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Jordan High School. The event will include performances by LBUSD students and a special guest artist. Visit to RSVP.

The District also recently held its third annual Black Student Achievement Initiative Symposium at Jordan High School. The community-wide event featured keynote speaker Dr. Bettina Love, a professor from Columbia University, and the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller "Punished for Dreaming.”

Additional Black History Month resources can be accessed through the following links:

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