What Do You Know About Black History? AT&T’s 28 Days Black History Month Program
Black History Month is in full swing, and black people all over the United States are celebrating Black Panther. With everything surrounding the film, I wondered how much of our history are we forgetting. While we are creating and contributing to our history we can’t forget the past. I’ve teamed up with AT&T to share their 28 Days Black History Month Program.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation in partnership with AT&T and Nicki’s Random Musings. Any opinions expressed are my own.
Every year for Black History Month my husband shares an Instagram post, highlighting a different person each day, with some tidbits about that person. It’s a great way for us to share more about our history with our children aside from the major icons that we all know about. So when I learned about AT&T’s 28 Days Black History Month program I got excited. I applaud their efforts to encourage us to not only make history but to remember those who came before us.
About the AT&T 28 Days Black History Month Program
Black history is full of compelling but lesser-known stories of achievement. For the 10th anniversary of AT&T 28 Days, we will tie history to the future by using emerging African American influencers to tell these great stories from the past. The campaign is titled “History by Us.” Our Tagline is “Black History Told By Those Making It.” Visit att.com/28Days to learn more.
What You’ll Find On the AT&T 28 Days Site:
History by Us Videos — (Released throughout the month. Not all videos are live yet)
- Denzel Dion — tells the story of Jan Ernst Matzeliger, inventor who helped revolutionize mass shoe production
- Khadi Don — tells the story of Aida Overton Walker, legendary entertainer who played against type
- Maya Washington — tells the story of Ella Sheppard, who took music lessons in secret, then saved her school
- Nefertite Nguvu — tells the story of Charles Burnett, indie filmmaker and true artist
- Gabrielle Shepard — tells the story of Billy Graham, artist who brought Black superheroes to life
Did You Know story articles:
- Ira Frederick Aldridge — American actor who found fame abroad
- Benjamin Banneker — self-taught astronomer who challenged the president’s support of slavery
- Phyllis Wheatley — poet who used her work to change perceptions
- Mary Fields — who handled the rugged Montana U.S. Postal Service route before opening her own business
Enter The Contest
AT&T is bringing you History by Us, stories from Black history told by those making it. If you share how you’re making history every day. Your story could earn you a ticket to a live taping of a show starring Yara Shahidi and Anthony Anderson.
Just use Twitter or Instagram to tell how you’re making history using the hashtags #HistoryByUs #Contest #ATT. The creator of the winning entry will travel to Los Angeles and be Anthony’s personal guest at the taping.
Learn more about the contest here: https://thebridge.att.net/ATT28Days/article/history-by-us-contest.html
2/24/18 Live Event — The AT&T 28 Days live event will feature a conversation with Yara Shahidi and Anthony Anderson of the history-making hit show, “Black-ish.” The event will also feature a musical performance, DJ, giveaways and more.
- Saturday evening, February 24th, from 7 to 10 pm, AT&T is hosting an event at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles – and it’s totally free to get in.
- They will have live music, some cool giveaways, but the highlight of the evening will be a panel discussion with Yara Shahidi and Anthony Anderson.
So what are you waiting for? Head to the AT&T website to learn more about the program, and learn some great black history facts.