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Black History Month

The Shape of Memory: Honoring Places of Black Resistance, Community and Opportunity


Celebrated in February, Black History Month is dedicated to honoring the many contributions of African Americans to our community, culture and history. President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” 

As we mark Black History Month, it is a time to honor the many contributions and legacies of African Americans from activists and civil rights pioneers to leaders in culture, industry, science and more. This year’s theme, “Black Resistance,” explores how African Americans resisted oppression. Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) reflects on honoring places of Black resistance in our own community.


Supe’s Spotlight: February Video Message

The focus is on equity in February’s Supe’s Spotlight as we celebrate Black History Month, mark 100 days in school and open our third annual Equity for All Climate Survey. 


Social Spotlight

Use #ACPSBlackHistoryMonth to celebrate Hispanic heritage across our 18 schools and the larger ACPS community.