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Black History Month 2022

Black History Month is an annual commemoration of the accomplishments made by African Americans and an opportunity to acknowledge their key role in American history. Since 1976, every president of the United States has proclaimed February as Black History Month with an associated theme. The 2022 theme, "Black Health and Wellness," examines the actions, rituals, and efforts undertaken by Black communities to improve their well-being. It also examines not only the history of Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also alternatives (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, and herbalists) throughout the African Diaspora.

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Maria Moreno, Communications Specialist — February 1, 2022