Ways You Can Observe Black History and Heritage with your Family

We cannot separate black history and heritage from development, in the Western World. Several individuals of African descent contributed immensely to many of the things we enjoy today in different spheres of influence. This is why we should observe and celebrate black history and heritage as often as we can.

A whole month is dedicated to this and it is known as Black History Month. Black History Month is also known as African-American History Month. During this month, we celebrate Black heritage and history in the United States and several other countries. This celebration goes on all through February.

How can you observe Black History and Heritage with members of your family as a nurse? This can be quite tricky considering your busy schedule. We understand the difficulty you may face with coming up with ideas and will share a few in this post.

Observing Black History and Heritage with your Family

How do you observe and celebrate the achievements and heritage of the Black community with your family? Here are some ideas you can consider as a nurse:

Sing songs

Sing songs with your family

There is a wide array of songs that were sung at the time of the Civil Rights Movement. You can learn some of these songs and sing them with members of your family. After singing, you can spend some time discussing and reflecting on the lyrics of the songs. Here are a few song ideas to consider:

  • 95 South
  • A Change is Gonna Come
  • Freedom Highway
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing  
  • People Get Ready
  • The Times They Are A-Changin’
  • This Little Light of Mine  
  • We Shall Not be Moved

Share quotes

Find a few Black heritage and history quotes and write them down on cardboard sheets or print them out boldly. Paste these quotes around your home and spend some time memorizing and discussing their meanings with your family. You can take it further by sharing the quotes with distant family members over social media.

Play a trivia game

How much do you and your family members know about Black history and heritage? You can make your celebration fun by reading a few facts and asking family members to guess who they represent. Attach small gifts to make it more exciting.

Discuss historical events

Black History Month is a good time to learn more about Black heritage and history. You can spend some time discussing historical events related to Black existence in the United States. Answer key questions and ensure that everyone contributes during these sessions. Here are some events that you can add to your discussions:

  • “I Have a Dream” speech
  • Birmingham Church Bombing
  • Brown v. Board of Education  
  • First African American Astronaut in space
  • Harlem Renaissance  
  • Malcolm X Assassination  
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination  
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965  


There you have it for how to observe Black History and Heritage with your family as a nurse. Do you have any other ideas? Kindly share them with us in the comments. Meanwhile, visit Natty Nurses to learn more about growing your nursing career.

May 12, 2023

Natasha Osei

Passionate Nurse Practitioner | People person
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