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Where (And How) To Celebrate Black History Month In 2022

Black History Month was first celebrated in 1970, honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history. More than 50 years later, it’s as important as ever, giving us the opportunity to reflect, bear witness, and learn. On the TURNER blog, we’ve gathered some destinations that offer attractions, events, and more that celebrate Black History in the U.S. and further afield, in February and beyond.

Black History Is World History

For further travel inspiration, head over to Travel Noire, which is highlighting an array of Black history-centric destinations and stories. The editors write: “Go on a global journey of the African diaspora with little-known historical facts and learn about the contributions of Black people throughout the world.”

The Rise of DE&I

It’s not just a passing trend. Brands of all kinds are working to infuse diversity, equity and inclusion into their business plans. And that includes the travel industry. “Making sure travelers feel comfortable as their true, authentic selves while on the road is as important as protecting them against any other risks,” writes Tonya Hempstead, vice president of DE&I at American Express Global Business Travel. “As organizations develop more diverse work forces, duty of care responsibilities need to be examined with a DE&I lens and should be a central consideration for TMCs when developing digital tools and technology-supported travel services.

Social Media Diversifies

Many diverse voices are still unrepresented in the travel space. But some BIPOC content creators are trying to change the narrative, according to a new feature in the Washington Post. “I’m aware that it’s shocking to see a dude with an arm full of tattoos and dreadlocks calling himself a historian; that’s not what we’re accustomed to seeing,” said Chicago’s Shermann “Dilla” Thomas. “So I think that’s part of the draw. I think what keeps them there is that I actually research.”

Weekly Moment of Zen

For Black History Month, stream these impactful, uplifting movies and TV shows.