How to Celebrate Black History Month Virtually

Check out these virtual celebrations during Black History Month — and beyond — to learn more about the outstanding contributions and legacies of African and African-American people throughout history.


Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

JCAL has taken its annual slate of Black History Month programming and brought it to the virtual stage! Join them for a celebration of Black arts and culture throughout the month. Programs range from a performance by the Fanike African Dance Troupe to a ten-minute film festival, plus various musical performances. Check out their website for exact dates and times, as well as ways to support their efforts.

In Pursuit of Freedom

In Pursuit of Freedom is an online exhibit from the Brooklyn Historical Society, Weeksville Heritage Center, and Irondale Ensemble Project highlighting the abolitionist movements through images and documents.

The Wright Museum of African American History

The Wright Museum of African American History has a collection of virtual events, which include a virtual storytelling series each week of the month, a sneak peek of the documentary Mr. Soul, a virtual discussion of fashion in the Harlem Renaissance, and much more!

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC will be hosting a series of online events centered around history, restorative justice, and economics in the African-American community. This will also be mixed in with arts and educational events for children, and the ability to navigate digitally through many of their fascinating exhibits.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture

In addition to their year-round events, the Lewis Museum is celebrating Black History Month by featuring a lecture series on democracy, a film screening about mental health in the Black community, and a special Presidents' Day event with one of President Obama's White House photographers.

Association for the Study of African American Life and History

The ASALH will be hosting a series of free virtual events throughout the month centered around Black history, culture, and media. There will also be a ticketed event at the end of the month featuring historian and Finding Your Roots host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. He will speak with ASALH president, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, about Black heritage and American media.

Detroit Institute of the Arts

The Detroit Institute of the Arts has a series of virtual programming all throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. From film to music to food, these events offer a wide range of celebrations for Black culture.

Harvey B. Gantt Center

With an array of virtual experiences available, the Gantt Center in Charlotte has been able to not only share the art and experiences of Black creatives, but also offer "Community Conversations." The initiative "highlights the disparities within various sectors of the Black community and solutions [to] implement to move from awareness to behavioral change."

Stax Music Academy Black History Month Concert

The Stax Music Academy in Nashville is broadcasting their annual Black History Month concert for the first time ever. "R & R: Rhythm and Revolution: Expressions of Struggle, Collaboration, and Peace" will feature a variety of music from famous Black artists, along with spoken word and original music from their students.

National Pullman Porter Museum in Chicago

The Pullman Porter Museum explores the history of Black railroad porters and their impact on labor history. Through their website, you can purchase tickets to a virtual museum and monument tour, as well as access other resources for free.


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