Black people have sought ways to nurture and protect Black lives, and for autonomy of their physical and intellectual bodies through armed resistance, voluntary emigration, nonviolence, education, literature, sports, media, and legislation/politics. Black led institutions and affiliations have lobbied, litigated, legislated, protested, and achieved success.
Want to learn more? The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is hosting a Black History Month Virtual Festival, which includes featured speakers and authors. See the ASALH website for dates and times. Events are scheduled throughout the month of February.