Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with diverse images that show the authentic moments between real families who are enjoying moments together.

Black History Month has evolved and taken on new meanings, since the 1960’s after the civil rights movement there grew an ever increasing need to grow awareness and celebrate the sacrifices made by all those who have worked on paving the way to equality. 

We recognize that the steps we take to building awareness today are a fundamental part to creating the changes we still need in this world.

See these important images of families that represent real families reading books, laughing together, sharing time together, and learning! 

Images feature the following books:

  • Obama’s book by Barack Obama
  • Zade Smith Grand union 
  • How to be an anti-racist by Ibram X Kendi
  • Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
  • Miracle at St. Anna by James Mcbride
  • The vanishing half by Brit Bennett
  • Between the world and me by Ta Nehisi Coates

About the photographers:

Michael Williams Astwood (Goes by Michael Dajour) is a fashion and portrait photographer from Atlanta, Georgia. He believes that is it important to represent black queer people with all types of gender expressions in photography. There is always beauty in human diversity and to be able to express that in the most visual medium is the epitome of true representation. I

Jemiah Fields is a 19 year old creative photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. After a car accident in 2018 that caused her to lose her confidence in her former passion, dance - she was pushed to pursue an outlet for creativity in photographer. What was once a passion has now become a successful career. 

April Lawrence is a photographer and mother of 3 and a wife to her loving husband. She and her family live in Hawaii and April pursues her photography full time which has allowed her to establish a career and a name for herself on the island of Honolulu.

Check out the images that show case these books and authors and that promote the importance of education and reading within the family dynamic. 

All Images are royalty-free! 

Man sitting on bedside reading a book
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Man sitting on bedside reading a book
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Woman sitting in bed reading "Here for it" book
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Person sitting on bed reading "Nothing Much Happens" book
Woman sitting in bed reading
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Woman sitting in bed reading "Here for it" book
Elderly couple reading books in living room
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Elderly couple reading books in living room
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"A Promised Land" Book by Barak Obama
Man sitting beside table with Arranged books written by African-American Authors
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Man sitting beside table with Arranged books written by African-American Authors
Couple reading
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Couple reading "A promised Land" book in bed
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Woman sitting on couch and read a book called " Becoming" by Michael Obama's book
Couple sitting in bed reading book
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Couple sitting in bed reading book
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Young woman reading a book called "I am Not Your Negro" by James Baldwin
Teenage boy holding a book called
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Teenage boy holding a book called "A Promised Land" by Barak Obama
Woman writing in a notebook on bed beside a man
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Woman writing in a notebook on bed beside a man
Man sitting beside table with Arranged books written by African-American Authors
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Man sitting beside table with Arranged books written by African-American Authors
Man and woman reading books by Michael and Barak Obama
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Man and woman reading books by Michael and Barak Obama
Woman holding a book with a man in white shirt
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Woman holding a book with a man in white shirt
Woman sitting in bed reading
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Woman sitting in bed reading "Here for it" book
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Grayscale photo of person holding a book called "Black futures" by Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Drew
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Young woman reading a book called "I am Not Your Negro" by James Baldwin
Couple reading
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Couple reading "A promised Land" book in bed
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Person holding white and red book
Man sitting beside table with Arranged books written by African-American Authors
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Man sitting beside table with Arranged books written by African-American Authors
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Man sleeping while a book called "Black futures" by Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Drew on to of him
Man showing a page of a book in living room
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Man showing a page of a book in living room
Couple sitting in bed reading books
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Couple sitting in bed reading books
Young man holding a booked called
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Young man holding a booked called "Black Futures" by Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Drew
Young woman reading a book called
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Young woman reading a book called "I am Not Your Negro" by James Baldwin
Couple sitting in bed reading books
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Couple sitting in bed reading books
Man reading a book
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Man reading a book
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Young woman reading a book called " I am Not Your Negro" by James Baldwin
Man and woman reading a book
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Man and woman reading a book
Young woman reading a book
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Young woman reading a book
Teenage boy holding a book
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Teenage boy holding a book
Couple sitting in bed reading book
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Couple sitting in bed reading book
Man and woman reading a book
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Man and woman reading a book
Man and woman sitting on couch and reading books written by Michael Obama and Barak Obama
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Man and woman sitting on couch and reading books written by Michael Obama and Barak Obama
Teenage boy reading a book
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Teenage boy reading a book
Woman sitting in bed reading
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Woman sitting in bed reading "Here for it" book
Woman reading a book
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Woman reading a book
The big bang theory dvd
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The big bang theory dvd
Couple sitting in bed reading a book
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Couple sitting in bed reading a book
Person reading a letter from Obama's
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Person reading a letter from Obama's "A Promised Land" book
Man sitting beside table with arranged books written by African American authors
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Man sitting beside table with arranged books written by African American authors
Man in black tank top sitting beside girl in black tank top
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Man in black tank top sitting beside girl in black tank top
Woman in white black and red floral shirt reading book
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Woman in white black and red floral shirt reading book
Teenage boy holding a book
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Teenage boy holding a book
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Young woman reading a book called "I am Not Your Negro" by James Baldwin
Couple lying on bed and reading books
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Couple lying on bed and reading books
Teenage boy holding a book called
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Teenage boy holding a book called "A Promised Land" by Barak Obama
Woman sitting in bed reading
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Woman sitting in bed reading "Here For It" book
Person holding book page with black text
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Person holding book page with black text
Man showing a page of a book in living room
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Man showing a page of a book in living room
Girl in white tank top lying on bed
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Girl in white tank top lying on bed
Man and woman reading books from Michael and Barak Obama
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Man and woman reading books from Michael and Barak Obama
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Young woman reading a book
Mother and child reading books in living room
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Mother and child reading books in living room
Woman sitting in bed with child reading
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Woman sitting in bed with child reading "Here For It" book
Woman sitting in bed reading
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Woman sitting in bed reading "Here for it" book
Man and woman reading books for Michael and Barak Obama
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Man and woman reading books for Michael and Barak Obama
Person reading a page from a book, A letter to Obama
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Person reading a page from a book, A letter to Obama
Couple reading
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Couple reading "A promised Land" book in bed
Young woman reading book
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Young woman reading book
Couple sitting in bed reading book
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Couple sitting in bed reading book
Man reading a book called
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Man reading a book called "Black Futures" by Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Drew
Couple sitting in bed reading book
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Couple sitting in bed reading book
Woman sitting in bed reading
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Woman sitting in bed reading "Here For It" book
Person sitting on bed reading
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Person sitting on bed reading "Nothing Much Happens" book
Couple sitting on bed reading books
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Couple sitting on bed reading books
Woman sitting in bed reading
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Woman sitting in bed reading "Here For It" book
Woman in black tank top sitting on bed
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Woman in black tank top sitting on bed
Man wearing hat holding
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Man wearing hat holding "The Good Lord Bird" Novel by James McBride
Couple sitting on bed reading book
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Couple sitting on bed reading book
Man sitting on bedside reading book
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Man sitting on bedside reading book
Man reading
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Man reading "Between the World and Me" Book by Ta-Nehisi Coates outdoor
Woman in bed with child reading
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Woman in bed with child reading "Here for it" book
Mother and child reading a book
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Mother and child reading a book
Man sitting on bedside reading book
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Man sitting on bedside reading book
Woman sitting in bed holding a child
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Woman sitting in bed holding a child
Woman sitting in bed reading
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Woman sitting in bed reading "Here For It" book
Woman sitting in bed holding a child
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Woman sitting in bed holding a child
Woman sitting in bed reading
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Woman sitting in bed reading "Here for it" book
2 women in black tank top and blue denim jeans
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2 women in black tank top and blue denim jeans
Person sitting on bed reading
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Person sitting on bed reading "Nothing Much Happens" book
Woman in bed with child holding a book
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Woman in bed with child holding a book
Man sitting on bedside reading book
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Man sitting on bedside reading book
Mother and child reading books in living room
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Mother and child reading books in living room
Man sitting in bed reading
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Man sitting in bed reading "A promised Land" book
Woman in bed with child reading
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Woman in bed with child reading "Here for it" book
Woman sitting in bed reading
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Woman sitting in bed reading "Here for it" book
Woman sitting in bed reading
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Woman sitting in bed reading "Here For It" book
Person sitting on bed reading
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Person sitting on bed reading "Nothing Much Happens" book
Person sitting on bed reading
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Person sitting on bed reading "Nothing Much Happens" book
Woman in bed with child holding a book
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Woman in bed with child holding a book
Couple sitting on bed reading books
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Couple sitting on bed reading books
Woman in bed with child reading
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Woman in bed with child reading "Here for it" book
Person sitting on bed reading
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Person sitting on bed reading "Nothing Much Happens" book
Woman in bed with child reading
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Woman in bed with child reading "Here for it" book
Man reading
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Man reading "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" Book by Maya Angelou
Woman in bed with child holding a book
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Woman in bed with child holding a book
Mother and child reading books in living room
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Mother and child reading books in living room
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