Celebrating Black History Month 2023


Crowd during the March on Washington

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963

Black History Month is an opportunity to learn about and celebrate our diverse history and culture. There are plenty of great ways for you and your family to participate and grow in your knowledge of black history all year long, so here are a few ideas to get you started!


Join a Read-in 

young black girl selecting a book

Created by the National Council of Teachers of English, this literary celebration features public readings, poetry, book discussions, vendors and more. Listen to students, public figures, and community leaders read works by their favorite African American writers for free at the African American Museum in Dallas.

When: Sat, February 25, 2023 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST

Where: African American Museum of Dallas | 3536 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210

Visit a Museum in DFW

attending ancient egypt museum

North Texas is rich with cultural centers and historic monuments you can visit all year long! In addition to the African American Museum in Dallas, you can also check out any of the centers below and look out for special exhibits that pop up throughout the year.

Denton – Historical Park:

The Quakertown House within the historical park now holds Denton county’s African American museum. Quakertown was a “town within a town,” and the center of several African American communities located in the city of Denton.

Where: 317 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201

National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame:

The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum, formerly the National Cowboys of Color Museum and Hall of Fame, was founded to give recognition to the outstanding pioneers who played a role in settling the early American western frontier. It features “Forgotten Cowboys” Presentations  and “Cultural Heritage Youth Workshops.”

Where: 2029 North Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76164

Freedman Memorial Plaza

The plaza is a memorial dedicated to the struggles and lasting contributions of east Waxahachie citizens. It has beautiful statues and it is connected to Rogers Spring Branch Park.

Where: 401 Rogers St, Waxahachie, TX 75165

Brush up on your Black History

Negro voting in Cardoza [i.e., Cardozo] High School in [Washington,] D.C. / [MST]." Original black and white negative by Marion S. Trikosko. Taken November 3rd, 1964,

Black Woman voting in Cardoza High School in Washington, D.C., November 3rd, 1964

You can follow us to learn about black history in short bites throughout the month. Not only are we updating our blog with articles like this one, but also we have a collection of black history month blog posts from last year as well. If you follow us on Instagram. Twitter or Facebook we’ll be posting black history facts all month long!


Visit the Grayson County Black History Month Festival

african american kids at step show

The East Coast Step Show in Fayetteville courtesy of The Fayetteville Observer

The Grayson county Black history month festival spans across the entire month of February with nearly 10 different events. You can attend a Sankofa journey, Civil Rights Play, and even a Chocolate Indulgence event hosted by CASA.

Try a Cooking Seminar on Traditional African American Cuisine

black couple cooking together

Foodways Project Waco is offering a free seminar every Friday in February on Louisiana Creole food, culture, and family heritage. You will get to enjoy food tasting and learn tips for building recipes and researching family genealogy.

When: Every Saturday in February

Where: Waco-McLennan County Library locations