Black Resistance is the theme for the 2023 Black History Month celebrations, according to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).
According to ASALH “African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms, and police killings since our arrival upon these shores. These efforts have been to advocate for a dignified self-determined life in a just democratic society in the United States and beyond the United States political jurisdiction.”
The organization added that political and societal forces are trying to limit access to the Black vote and eliminate teaching of Black history in schools and trying to push Blacks into the 1890s. In this context, Black Resistance is the only way forward.