Black History Month is celebrated each February - and is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the heritage, culture, and accomplishments of our Black siblings - while also recognizing the ongoing struggles these siblings face in our communities and our church.

Watch ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton's video HERE.

TWO Weekly events that are happening in the ELCA this month:

  • Celebrate Black Herstory Month - Stories of women, especially women of African Descent, are often left out of our collective history. Yet, these are stories that connect us. Together we live herstory every day with significance and impact-- and leave a legacy that must be uncovered and shared.     We'll celebrate Black History Month this month and Bold Women's Day during Women's History Month in March. During this time, we'll reflect on the lives of bold women and the impact of how their collective voices are changing the lives of women and girls every day.   Valora Starr, director for discipleship, Women of the ELCA, will offer a short story on Women of the ELCA's blog each week in February. Visit our blog to read about the history of several bold women. Valora will include discussion questions and prayers. Read more here.
  •  Talks at the Desk Trailer Season 2 in February - African Descent Ministries of the ELCA celebrates Black History Month with “Talks at the Desk,” a four-part video series that will explore diverse expressions of the church. A new video will premiere each Wednesday in February at 5:30 pm (Pacific)  Watch live on Facebook, stream on YouTube or download at For more information:

Resources on African and African Descent History and the Church:

ELCA Faith Formation and Conversational Resources On Black History and Racial Justice: