US Human Rights Network Blog
Black History Month 2020Feb 11, 2020
In honor of Black History Month, we're participating in a movement to celebrate February as Black Futures Month by not only paying homage to influential, historical Black leaders, but also looking forward to contemporary peers who dream and envision Black Futures filled with unbounded possibility.
We're launching our homage to Black Futures today, beginning by remembering with gratitude one of the historical conceptualizers of Afrofuturism, the late, great Octavia Butler. Octavia Butler was a celebrated science fiction/fantasy and Afrofuturist novelist and “dream architect” who centered powerful Black women in her work, with a racial justice, gender justice, and queer/gender-non-conforming lens. Octavia’s legacy continues to inspire artists from all walks of life.
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