Black History Month

Celebrate Raleigh’s Black History on this special trolley tour highlighting the downtown area’s African American heritage. The tour route includes historic homes, schools, churches, and businesses important to Raleigh’s African American history. Tickets are $10 each. Please arrive at the Mordecai Visitor Center 15 minutes before tour time. Tours will follow all local and state […]

Several local churches and community organizations will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a free, public celebration on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road. The evening’s theme will spotlight one of Dr. King’s messages: “I have decided to stick to […]

The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) is celebrating Black History Month by offering town residents the chance to recognize local African Americans who have made a difference enhancing and improving the quality of life in their community, family, church, business, organizations or other groups. READ MORE HERE From now through Saturday, January 15, 2022, […]

Join Raleigh Parks for a scavenger hunt for all ages in honor of Black History Month! Hosted by Worthdale Community Center, this city-wide scavenger hunt on Saturday, Feb. 20, and Sunday, Feb. 21 highlights prominent locations in downtown Raleigh that honor African American leaders who have impacted our community. Gather a small team or join the […]

Celebrate Black History Month on this special trolley tour around Raleigh highlighting the downtown area’s African American heritage! Tour route includes historic homes, schools, churches, and business areas important to Raleigh’s African American heritage. The trolley departs from Mordecai Historic Park and lasts approximately one hour. Tickets are $10. Call 919-996-4364 for tickets and more […]

Looking to celebrate Black History Month with the family? Check out some of these activities happening in the area. North Carolina State Capitol – Saturday, February 9th from 1pm-4pm (Raleigh) Celebrate literature during Black History Month with a Read-In at the State Capitol! Hear the words and experiences of African Americans echo through a structure […]

If you have kids, you’re accustomed to seeing classroom doors decorated for different times of the year. But some teachers have taken their Black History Month decorations to the next, Next, NEXT level!! Georgia teacher, Nakimer Daniels, made news last year with her over-the-top Black History month decor. She decorated side-by-side doors to look like a […]

Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC, will offer two free performances of “Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement” on Saturday, Feb. 9. Geared for ages six and older, the free performances are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. […]

In partnership with multiple organizations, the Town of Cary will present a pair of events on Saturday, February 24 in honor of Black History Month. The 22nd African American Celebration at The Cary Theater will focus on health in African-American communities. “The Future of Black History,” featuring a keynote address by Baltimore Police Chief Melvin […]

Shaw University is the first college created for African Americans in the southern United States.

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – On the road for eight days — part of a national tour for my new book, Shackles From The Deep – and I’m talking to hundreds of grade-school students about the African slave trade, underwater exploration and a 17th century slave ship known as the Henrietta Marie. It’s Black History Month and […]

Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.