Black History Month

February is Black History Month! Our 2022 theme, “Celebrating Black Health and Wellness,” will explore how racism effects the health of Black families across the United States. Honoring Black heroes may look and feel a lot different this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate. Visit our galleries for a safe and socially distant historic experience or commemorate the month with us virtually. Either way, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating Black History Month!
There are so many ways that you and your family can partake in honoring the month without leaving your home. And if you would like us to visit your school or organization, contact us at (205) 328-9696, ext. 246 or

BCRI President and CEO, DeJuana Thompson will participate as a panelist in a Black History Month installment of The Clinton Presidential Foundation’s series, Bridge Builders: Conversations with Interesting People. The conversation will introduce students to the people who are preserving Civil Rights history and making it accessible today as we continue our journey toward a more perfect, and equitable, union.

The event will take place virtually on February 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. allowing high school students from across the country to join and be rebroadcasted that same day at 6:00pm for the public.

 Mindfulness Mondays

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While its something we all possess naturally, it’s more readily available to us when we practice often.

Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research that shows when you train your brain to be mindful, you can even remodel the physical structure of your brain.

Join us for our new virtual series, Mindfulness Mondays each week this month. Your brain will thank you!


  • 2/7 @ NoonMindfulness for All: Mental Health Accessibility for All Communities with Dr. Kimberly Brown Pellum, BCRI Curator in Residency & Krishula Edwards, Trauma Professional Counselor
  • 2/14 @ NoonWe Want all the Smoke: Herbs & Tea as Mindfulness Practice with Dr. Kimberly Brown Pellum, BCRI Curator in Residency & Charles Woods, BCRI Director of Education & Trainer
  • 2/21 @ NoonTeaching Black Women’s Self Care During Jim Crow (short history lecture) with Dr. Kimberly Brown Pellum, BCRI Curator in Residency
  • 2/28 @ Noon Pose to Pause: Yoga for Mindfulness with Charles Woods, BCRI Director of Education & Trainer

As officials continue investigations into the recent threats against America’s historically Black colleges and universities, BCRI continues to offer space for critical conversations that examine our nation’s past. Tune in as we recount nearly two centuries of racism effecting the lives of Black collegians with educators and historians at the forefront of the issue today. We recognize the importance of investigating our common past and working together in the present to foster a more peaceful future.

Racial discrimination permeates the healthcare systems of many countries, including the United States. This has negative consequences for both patients and healthcare workers, leading to higher risks of illness and, in some cases, lower standards of care for people of color. Join us for a virtual discussion examining the harmful effects of racial bias in medicine.

Family Fun

Here are some fun quizzes that you and your family play from home!

Sidewalk’s Black Lens Film Week

The Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema is home to Black Lens – a film track that aims to shine a light on some of the most outstanding feature narrative and documentary films produced by and starring people of color. We appreciate that the films shown as a part of this track reflect the diversity of the Black experience in America, both past and present. 
When you see a Black Lens film at Sidewalk this month you’ll receive a 25% discount on your next visit to view our galleries. 
*This discount is available only to those who purchase tickets to view Black Lens titles in February. 
BCRI members can see Black Lens films for 25% off! 
For more information, email