February is Black History Month, a time to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of Black Americans. It is an also an important opportunity for self-reflection and education on issues relating to race and equity. As an organization focused on supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Black History Month is also a chance to acknowledge intersectionality and the unique experiences of Black Americans with disabilities. Below are some resources to help you reflect, learn, and celebrate this month.


An Abolitionist’s Handbook by Patrisse Cullors
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
20 Essential Books by CNN Underscored


Code Switch
Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
Still Processing
Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
12 other podcast recommendations


Summer of Soul
Hidden Figures
Get Out
Other movie recommendations from PBS


5 Ways to Celebrate in Boston
Boston Public Library events
Embracing Intersectionality: A Conversation about Race and Disability

Articles on Intersectionality

What It’s Like to Be Black and Disabled in America
Highlighting African Americans with Disabilities in Honor of Black History Month
Unsung Heroes of the Disability Rights Movement
Why Black History Month Needs to Feature the Stories of the Disabled
Exploring the Intersection of Black History and Disability Inclusion
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and the Disability Rights Movement

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