The evolution of Black History is beyond inspiring, in fact, it is quite compelling. The celebration of Black History Month is a time to reflect on the many successes and achievements of the Black community. Most importantly, it commemorates the community’s impact on society and contributions that have influenced culture in the United States.
The celebration of Black excellence began in 1915 when Dr. Carter Woodson founded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). ASALH’s mission is to promote, research, preserve, interpret, and disseminate information about Black life, history, and culture to the global community.
According to an article published in the Global Public Health Publication; An International Journal for Research, Policy, and Practice, “Tourism is seen as one strategy to improve global health”. To effect impactful change in the tourism industry’s workforce, we should acknowledge how health disparities and inequalities affect diverse communities and start supporting communities that are greatly affected in light of the global pandemic.
In 2022, “Black Health and Wellness” is the theme celebrated during Black History Month, with the support of ASALH, the founding organization that influenced the celebration of Black History.
ASALH has put together an impressive lineup of programming through their 2022 Virtual Black History Month Festival Celebration, that will provide insights and bring awareness to how health disparities and inequalities have affected the black community and share how we can support this community.