In the U.S. and Canada we celebrate Black History month in February (while observed in October in the U.K., Ireland, and the Netherlands.) It is a way to remember important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.
In 2006, I worked with the kids at Brooklyn P.S. 268 in a workshop about the Harlem Renaissance. The students animated the poems of Langston Hughes using original recordings of the poet, their own drawings, and pantings by William H. Johnson. You can watch the videos here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3a17zTKCxG2WaV9j1yaYKt17AMS5OQqM