Black History Month

There is a quote I heard years ago that ‘black history is American history.’ So true.
February has long been recognized as Black History Month, and although this month is set aside to pay respect and learn more about black history, it really is a chance for everyone to learn about our American history.

The struggles of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth are an American story that should be shared with all generations and backgrounds.


The inspiring words of Maya Angelou are the words that should move all Americans to fight for change.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I have a Dream’ speech wasn’t intended just for black Americans, but for all Americans as a call to action.

Maya Angelou

Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio works every day to embrace diversity. Just a few months ago, our organization entered into an exciting collaboration with Coming Together Stark County, a grassroots non-profit organization based in Stark County is focused on providing educational and training opportunities on topics of diversity, equity and inclusion to area businesses and organizations.

Frederick Douglass

Together, our organizations share the same vision and passion in the areas of diversity.
In the coming months, you will begin to see the fruits of this collaboration.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Kicking off our collaboration, our respective agency’s staff and volunteers worked to provide a few visual tools that area businesses, agencies and schools could use to help spread awareness of Black History Month.

Get the Toolkit:

Click here for a downloadable .zip file with posters, mini-poster/flyers and even graphics that can be used for social media or internal communication monitors or intranets.

Black History Month poster
Click here to download all posters.