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Honoring Black History Month with Children

At Connecticut Children’s, we proudly honor Black History Month with our team members, patients and their families. We do so by displaying signage in our hospital, providing educational resources to team members, sharing team member profiles and much more.

As a children’s hospital, we recognize that the month provides a great opportunity to teach children about Black history and we encourage families to try out new activities to build appreciation and allyship for others.

Here are some ideas to consider during this month and all year long:

And here’s some background information on the Black History Month. America has honored the month every February since 1976, when it expanded from a weeklong recognition that began 50 years earlier. The month honors the history, culture and contributions of Black Americans in the United States in a variety of fields, including medicine and science. The month of February was selected for this recognition because it contains the birthdays of civil rights advocate Fredrick Douglass and former President Abraham Lincoln, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 that freed enslaved people across the country.

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