How We’re Honoring Black History Month in 2022 - Google (2024)

This Black History Month – and beyond – we’re honoring the creativity, agency, and vitality of Black Americans by celebrating change makers of the past while supporting future ones. We invite you to learn about programs and products co-created with the Black community, as well as initiatives to increase equity and representation in our workplace.
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Images 1-8: Photo of the first Black woman in space, Dr. Mae Jemison; photo of Muhammad Ali by Gordon Parks; portrait of Langston Hughes by Winold Reiss; photo of dancer and choreographer Judith Jamison; photo of singer and activist Nina Simone; portrait of Nipsey Hussle by Brian Kirhagis; portrait of Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald; photo of Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte at the Freedom March. Discover more at Google Arts & Culture.

U.S. search interest for "black in tech" reached a five-year high in 2022.1

1 Based on Google Trends data as of January 2022, when comparing Google Search interest from 2018 to 2022.
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Pushing for progress

Creating meaningful change starts within our own company. We’re advancing our ongoing commitments to empower and hire a diverse workforce, as well as creating opportunities for the next generation in tech.

In partnership with: Thurgood Marshall College Fund, United Negro College Fund, Claflin University, Florida A&M University, Howard University, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Prairie View A&M University, Spelman College, Tuskegee University, Google’s Black Leadership Advisory Group, and Equity Project Management Office.

Learn more about our commitments to racial equity

U.S. search interest in "black art museum" reached an all-time high in April 2021.3

3 Based on Google Trends data as of January 2022, when comparing Google Search interest from 2004 to 2022.
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Lifting every voice

The Black experience is vast, unique, and nuanced. We invite you to explore collections amplifying voices across the spectrum of Blackness.

Exploring stories of Black culture and creativity

In collaboration with 80+ partners across the U.S., Google Arts & Culture shares the stories and artifacts of Black history and culture.

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From the Baltimore Museum of Art collection on Google Arts & Culture.

Commemorating Black icons with Google Doodles

Doodles highlight people and places that have impacted culture. We’re proud to work with Black creators throughout the year to share these stories.

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Toni Stone

Animator and illustrator Monique Wray celebrates the boundary breaking athlete and first woman in history to play professional baseball in a men’s major league.

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Marsha P. Johnson

Illustrator and animator Rob Gilliam, in partnership with the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, created a celebratory Doodle of the LGBTQ+ rights leader, activist, and self-identified drag queen and performer.

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Luther Vandross

Designer and animator Sam Bass paid tribute to the legendary multiplatinum singer, songwriter, and producer.

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Carter G. Woodson

Illustrator and cartoonist Shannon Wright, along with the Black Googlers Network, developed this honorary Doodle of the historian, scholar, and “Father of Black History.“

Amplifying #YouTubeBlack Voices

The #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund is our multiyear commitment to spotlight and support emerging Black creators with dedicated resources and seed funding to help them thrive on YouTube.

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U.S. search interest in "black representation" reached an all-time high in 2022.2

2 Based on Google Trends data as of January 2022, when comparing Google Search interest from 2018 to 2022.
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Equity in tech and society

We’re building products and social initiatives that offer more accurate representation and economic opportunities for the Black community.

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Real Tone: Building a more equitable camera

A range of expert image makers helped optimize our camera technology to more accurately and beautifully represent people with dark skin tones.

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Celebrating Black-owned businesses

We’re supporting Black entrepreneurs with free training and coaching, and the searchable Black-owned attribute on Google Search, Maps, and Shopping.

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Broadening digital skills for Black women

Through partnerships with Black women–led organizations, Grow with Google: Black Women Lead is working to provide digital skills training to over 100,000 Black women and continues helping Black women find jobs, grow their careers, and strengthen leadership skills.

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Advancing health equity

Accurate data can impact future policy. Google.org Fellows worked full-time with the Morehouse School of Medicine Satcher Health Leadership Institute to release the Health Equity Tracker (HET), contextualizing the health disparities of people of color throughout the U.S.

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Funding Black founders

The Google for Startups Black Founders Fund provides cash awards and hands-on support to help Black entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses.

In partnership with: U.S. Black Chambers Inc., American Underground, Dress for Success, The Links Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated.

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