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Celebrating Black History Month

February 02, 2021 - February 28, 2021   Time: TBA:TBA TBA

This Black History Month, NHSA invites you to follow along as we reflect on the relationship between Head Start and the Civil Rights Movement, and how this legacy lives on today.

Often when we think about Head Start’s early history, we recall the White House Rose Garden Ceremony on May 18, 1965 in which President Johnson announced Project Head Start. But this was only the beginning. Following that historic day, it took the work of determined community leaders, many of them civil rights advocates ready to challenge the status quo, to build Head Start into the life-changing program we know. Read more about this early Head Start history in our latest blog post.

As we continue to take action in pursuit of racial equity, we reflect on Head Start’s history and share the stories of Black leaders, teachers, parents, and alumni who define it. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating these stories this month!

Help us tell these stories—How is your program connected to Head Start’s early history in the Civil Rights Movement? How are you celebrating Black History Month with children and families this year? Share with us!