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!
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
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.
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
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
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 HistoryYou 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!
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.
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