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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Historical sites, books and museums aren’t the only places that show where significant progress was made or where it can continue. Where we live and where we travel represent ongoing opportunities to see and to demonstrate progress. Instead of quietly letting life pass us by, we can choose to create new experiences to share with each other. In doing so, it becomes easier to work together for the betterment of our communities. ROAR! “OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE BECOME SILENT ABOUT THINGS THAT MATTER.” 143 MARTIN LUTHER K ING, JR READ BOOKS. VISIT MUSEUMS. SHARE YOUR STORIES. LEARN WHERE YOU LIVE. GO TO CULTURAL EVENTS. SPEAK UP FOR THINGS THAT MATTER. FIND YOUR PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY. SEEK WAYS TO BE INTIONAL . BEGIN TO PUT THE I IN HISTORY. THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 87

CELEBRATIONS, CONFERENCES & CULTURAL EVENTS EVERY YEAR JANUARY MLK Day of Service NAACP Image Awards Zora! Festival (Eatonville, FL) FEBRUARY ASALH Annual Black History Luncheon Black History Month (Canada) Black History Month (United States) USPS Black Heritage Stamp Release MARCH Virginia Festival of the Book Celebration of the African American Literary (Charlottesville, VA) African+American+Literary APRIL Jazz Appreciation Month MAY Sweet Auburn Spring Fest (Atlanta, GA) THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 88 JUNE American Black Film Festival Juneteenth JULY Essence Festival NAACP Annual Convention AUGUST Black Museum Association Conference nference SEPTEMBER Congressional Black Caucus Conference Henry St. Heritage Festival (Roanoke, VA) OCTOBER Black History Month (United Kingdom) _Month NOVEMBER Ebony Magazine Anniversary, DECEMBER Kwanzaa dex.shtml