Celebrating “The Black Family: Through Representation, Identity and Diversity”
Join us for our three-day virtual summit series on “The Black Family”, February 23rd-25th, 2021
as we explore the past,present and future of the black family.
During the course of our three-day program, we’ll feature students, educators & guest speakers alongside impactful presentations on the history of the Black Family. While edutaining viewers with friendly competitions, speeches, and challenges the summit will be comprised of various segments that all in attendance can learn & grow from. The spirit of the summit… that Black History is American and World History and is for all people’s benefit.
Special Guest Speakers & Judges
LIVE Competitions (Individuals & Teams)
- The Art Challenge
- The Book Review Challenge
- The Fit4Life Fitness Challenge
- ”We Are Black History” Spoken Word Challenge
- Talent Show
- Black Knowledge Bowl Championship
A Wide Range
The following is an excerpt on the 2021 Black History Month Theme – “The Black Family” from the
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
“A topic of study across many disciplines—the Black Family and its representation, identity, and diversity have been reverenced, stereotyped, and vilified from before the days of slavery to our own time. The black family knows no single location since family reunions and genetic-ancestry searches testify to the spread of family members across states, nations, and continents.
Not only are individual black families diasporic, but Africa and the diaspora itself have been long portrayed as the black family at large.
While the role of the black family has been described by some as a microcosm of the entire race, its complexity as the “foundation” of African American life and history can be seen in numerous debates over how to represent its meaning and typicality from a historical perspective—as slave or free, as patriarchal or matriarchal/matrifocal, as single-headed or dual-headed household, as extended or nuclear, as fictive kin or blood lineage, as legal or common law, and as black or interracial, etc.
Variation appears, as well, in discussions on the nature and impact of parenting, childhood, marriage, gender norms, sexuality, and incarceration.
The family offers a rich tapestry of images for exploring the African American past, present, and future.”