Every year, the month of February celebrates the achievements and progress of black Americans during Black History Month, from entertainment to politics, sports to science, and beyond.
While there’s plenty of discussion about the singular nature of a commemorative month, we wanted to find out how different people immersed themselves in the cultural moment that Black History Month provides. Here are the results!
53% of respondents didn’t know that Black History Month was officially recognized in 1976 by President Gerald Ford.
A combined 39% of respondents indicated they were excited by recent black-authored or produced projects in film, TV and literature, leading us to probe for specifics.
35% said you’d be watching “Blackish” on ABC, starring Golden Globe winner Tracee Ellis Ross, while 25% said you’d catch the award-winning film “Moonlight” — hopefully before the Oscars!
The documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” was the non-fiction film pick for 18% of respondents, while the non-fiction books “Between the World and Me” and “Americanah” captured 12% and 7% of your interests, respectively.
Overall, most members said they would be celebrating Black History Month in one way or another.
We hope you catch all the shows, movies, book and events as Black History Month comes to a close in the next week and a half! Make sure to tell us about any other events you’re checking out that we didn’t cover, and hop on over to Crowdtap to share your opinions on award season!