Black History Month Video Series

Video still with Essence raising her hand

ACOE produced a series of Black History Month videos celebrating the people, organizations and traditions that keep stories of Black history alive and shape our future.

Read a letter from Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe reflecting on Black history and urging all of us in education to make each student feel seen every day, every hour, every moment.

Check them out:

  • Honoring Dr. King's Legacy: Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe and students leaders from San Leandro discuss the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at San Leandro's Oratorical Festival and Poetry Slam.
  • The Village Method: The scholars from The Village Method (TVM) tell powerful stories through the Family Lore Project.
    • I Love Being Black: One TVM scholar, Essence, shared a story so compelling, we couldn't bear to edit it down.
  • What Black History Month Means to Me: Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe discusses her family's history, and how important it is for Black history to be celebrated in education every day.