Black History Month

Countless creative organizations and individuals around the country (and in other parts of the world) celebrated Black History Month from February 1 to February 28, and the Copyright Alliance was thrilled to be among them!

According to, “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.”

Copyright Alliance Celebrated Black History Month 2023

Since 1976, U.S. presidents have dedicated a theme for the month, and the 2023 theme is Black Resistance, which “acknowledges [that] black resistance strategies have served as a model for every other social movement in the country, thus, the legacy and importance of these actions cannot be understated.”

Check out the 2023 resources that we compiled below from across the creative community — including videos, events, blogs, movies, documentaries, and more from many of our member organizations — to enable everyone to explore the history and importance of this celebration, and the wealth of creativity of Black Creators, during the month of February 2023!

2023 Black History Month Events

Blogs & Articles by the Copyright Alliance

More Blogs & Articles



Juneteenth 2023

On June 19, we reflect on the history of slavery in the United States alongside the ongoing fight for racial equality and commit to using our resources and platform to uplift Black voices and promote positive change. To learn more about the history and how to commemorate Juneteenth, check out the Smithsonian’s informational guide. Below you’ll also find additional blogs written by Copyright Alliance Organization Members.

Creators We Are Highlighting for Black History Month 2023

Learn About Other Heritage Months