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Black History Month

Black History Month

As we celebrate Black History Month, PRSA proudly recognizes the contributions of African Americans to the rich and diverse legacy of public relations and communications, and honors the strategic communicators who are writing today’s Black history. This month-long initiative was started by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who began the program in 1926 as a week-long commemoration.

Find out more about key figures like Dr. Woodson and others whose work deserves a wider audience in PRSA’s recently published book, “75 Years of Impact and Influence: People, Places and Moments in Public Relations History.”

In addition, please explore the related resources listed below. 


Diversity Toolkit

The D&I Toolkit provides members with diversity-related research, materials, applicable tools and professional development opportunities.

Its creation rests on two objectives:

  • To educate members by providing them with the resources they need to help them manage the diversity and inclusion initiatives of their own Chapters, Districts and Sections
  • To influence the composition of their professional development and membership so that the diversity of its membership reflects and embraces the diversity of the profession

Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit - 2021 

Toolkit de Diversidad e Inclusión - 2020   

New PRSA DE&I Toolkit Coming in 2023!

Affinity Groups

PRSA’s new Affinity Groups are intended to serve as a convening method for like-minded members to meet (virtually), share ideas, and build networks and relationships.

Interested in joining the PRSA’s Affinity Group?

Learn More

Webinars & Video Presentations

Diverse Dialogues

Through Diverse Dialogues, we bring together leaders and experts in Diversity and Inclusion to share insights and best practices to guide communications professionals in having critical conversations to enable real change.

Diverse Dialogue Programs

DE&I Certificate Program

This professional development offering is designed as an on-demand, certificate of completion program. It will equip management-level communicators with the tools to build a strategic approach to communication planning that advances diversity, equity and inclusion issues for our profession and in our workplaces to achieve more effective public relationship outcomes.

Advancing Your Communication Strategy in DE&I Certificate Program


Diversity & Inclusion: Uncovering Implicit Bias to Achieve PR Success


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