We dedicate the month of February to all of the trailblazing Black men and women throughout history. As we move forward as a nation with a promising future of creating more promising futures, it is important to highlight the imperative aspect of Black culture that keeps Black communities connected and thriving: art and creative.
The unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic and the increased racial tension and injustice that were presented in 2020, were felt by most minority communities, especially Black communities and Black youth. During these times, art has surpassed just being a form of self-expression, it has taken the form of activism and advocacy. However, this hasn’t been the only time Black art and expression have played an integral role in bringing Black communities together.
Throughout history, many Black artists emerged conveying messages throughout historical events, such as the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement, to uplift Black voices. Project Makeover would like to dedicate Black History Month to celebrate just a few of the most influential Black creatives.