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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Each year, the City of Bloomington Black History Month Committee plans activities and events for the community to celebrate and commemorate the month of February as Black History Month.

The theme for 2018 is "From Protest to Progress: Unmasking the Movement "

2018 Black History Month Essay Contest 

From Protest to Progress encourages discussions about the ways that African-Americans in the past and present have unmasked the movement by utilizing speeches, writings, songs, religious beliefs, the law, politics, and much more. Our theme hopes to inspire students to take an interest in Black History and understand how Black peoples responses to social and political injustice have changed our society. For official essay contest rules and subject list click here.  

 -The Black History Month Essay Committee 2018