For Black History Month, the NAACP Digital Media team has composed a list of events to commemorate our history.
NAACP will feature daily #BHM2015 historical posts on Facebook and Twitter, focusing on women who have made great contributions to society. You are encouraged to share the daily posts on your social media.
A tribute cover photo on Facebook during black history month will feature the faces eight iconic women from past and present--with one woman representing the future of the NAACP, Jazminique Holley, president of the Missouri Youth and College division.
#AskCWB: During February, Instagram users are to submit a 15 second video using the hashtag #AskCWB, NAACP President/CEO Brooks will answer questions with a response video on Instagram.
Feb. 2, we launch our Black History Month Scavenger Hunt--with clues derived from the daily social media content. Text HISTORY to 62227 to join in, standard text messaging rates apply.
NAACPConnect Google Hangout on Air Schedule, in conjunction with PBS Black Culture Connection:
Feb. 3, 4pm ET - Image Awards - Artists and Activism Google Hangout on Air featuring MC Lyte: Legendary artist, activist and philanthropist MC Lyte joins us to discuss the importance of artists taking part in activism. Michelle Nealy (Hope Scholarship) is hosting and Nicole Kenney will be joining in the conversation. Join the conversation too using the hashtag: #AskMCLyte.
The 46th NAACP Image Awards airs live, Feb. 6 8pm ET on TV One. For more information, click here.
Feb. 17, 8pm ET--Beyond the Hashtag: Next Moves for Action Google Hangout on Air: Jazminique Holley, St. Louis NAACP college chapter leader will be discussing local college student work in Ferguson, Shekira Dennis from Houston Justice will discuss her action with their grand jury project. Author and activist Shaun King (Daily Kos, The Power of 100) is joining us to provide insight about the importance of digital activism. Sammie Dow, NAACP Director of Youth College Division is hosting. Join the conversation using the hashtag: #BeyondTheHashtag.
Feb 24, 8pm ET--The Movement: Sounds of Revolution Google Hangout on Air: Kevin P. Turner, Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham music instructor/director will be breaking down the history of religion and art’s part in the Civil Rights Movement, with live demonstrations. ACT-SO musicians/poets are also taking part, reciting original and historical literature. ACT-SO National Director, Larry Brown Jr. will be hosting. Join the conversation using the hashtag: #SoundsOfRevolution.
Washington, DC area #InstaMeet--#NAACPMeet:
Feb. 28 #NAACPMeet: In coordination with Instagram and Facebook, we will meet on the final day of Black History Month at a historical Black history site in Washington, DC. To RSVP and receive the secret location, click here.
Contact your local NAACP branch or chapter for events in your area.