Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

San Francisco Playhouse celebrates Black History Month. We are constantly working to improve our understanding of history and increase our representation of Black voices. This month gives us an opportunity to examine these efforts, but our focus on Black History is ongoing and much more important than just 28 days.

The following is a list of resources that have been gathered by our staff, artists, and community to help further understanding.

Organizations Promoting Black and Multi-racial Artists
Beyond the Canon
Black Lives, Black Words International Project
Destiny Arts Center
Lorraine Hansberry Theater
African-American Shakespeare Company
Bayview Opera House
Four Black Artists on How Racism Corrodes the Theater World
Why People of Color Need Spaces without White People
Beyond the Canon highlights BIPOC playwrights
What We Mean When We Say ‘Race Is a Social Construct’
What’s Missing From ‘White Fragility’
The Case for Reparations
Theaters for Young Audiences Say They Need to Be More Diverse
Anti-Racism Reading
Black History Month Library
Your Black Friends Need You To Read What’s on This List
A Radical Library
Whose Heritage Report
Whose Heritage Action Guide
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Wanda Sabir - 25. Feb, 2021 - Reply

This is an amazing resource: thoughtful, varied, in depth. Most of the hardhitters and heavyweights in African American history and its canon are here. The mix of popular culture with the scholarly is also helpful for those visitors who don’t have a lot of time to study long.

Juxtaposing a Zora Neale Hurston with a WEB Dubois lets the popularized divisions of the writers’ time fade into mist wiped from what Dubois called a veil. We are one people.

Thanks for the care that went into this archive. I hope it remains available after the short month devoted to Black Heritage (smile). Even if I’d started on January 31 for a headstart, I would still be less than halfway through the material.