Celebrate with Us!
We hope you join us as we celebrate Black History Month. Review below how you can participate!
Make sure you use the following hashtags when you post on social media!
How are you Celebrating
Black History Month Celebration Video
Impacting the Community
Show us how you are celebrating Black History Month! Send us a video or picture of how you celebrating. You can also use our hashtags #bbtnexcellence and #bigtwirlenergy on your social media posts!
Participate in our end-of-the-month celebration! Learn the choreography for our end-of-the-month video.
Are you doing good in your community? Email us a picture and description to be showcased on our pages.
Did you make history by being the first black or African American to accomplish something in our sport. Send us an email with your picture and description to be highlighted on our pages
Collaborate with Us
Are you looking to host a virtual event during black history month? Let us know! We are happy to collaborate with you.
To make the changes in the sport of baton twirling, we need to have the data to back it up. Becoming a member of BBTN helps combat the lack of data.
Expand your knowledge of black history.
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.
Learn more about the origins of Black History Month by clicking here.
Black History Month Resources:
The Man Behind Black History Month
Center of Racial Justice in Education
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
The ABC's of Black History for children
Adult Literature & News Articles:
How to be An Antiracist by DR. IBRAM X. KENDI
Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events
From MLK to #BlackLivesMatter: A Throughline for Young Students
Black History Month: Teaching Beyond Slavery
When Perception and Reality Collide: Implicit Bias and Race
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
Children Literature, Specials, & Movies:
ADL Children's Literature List
Black History Month Educational Resources
National Civil Rights Movement: Exploring and Understanding Civil and Human Rights
Definitions Related to Bias, Injustice, and Bullying
Coming Together- Sesame Street Activities
PBS KIDS Talk About: Race & Racism
Coming Together: Talking to Children about Race, Ethnicity, and Culture- Sesame Street