Make your voice heard this Black History Month with our museum. Join us in sharing key stories of Black resistance throughout February organized around five weekly focus areas that demonstrate how African Americans have practiced resistance from arriving in the Americas to today.
- Week 1, Feb. 1-5: A Tradition of Activism
- Week 2, Feb. 6-12: Foundations of Faith
- Week 3, Feb. 13-19: The Value of Education
- Week 4, Feb. 20-26: The Black Press
- Week 5, Feb. 27-28: Leaning into Black Joy
For generations, African Americans worked collectively to survive and thrive amid historical and ongoing oppression. Through education, religious institutions, businesses, the press and organizations, Black people created ways to serve and strengthen their communities while establishing safe spaces.
Black resistance not only encompasses rebellions, protests, and uprisings — but also the beauty, love, and pride of joyous everyday living. Black joy lives in those who dare to love themselves, their families and their communities. Black joy is the smiles and laughter of children, the courtships, love, marriage rituals, fellowships, foodways and family pride.
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Journey Through History Your Way
Discover stories of resistance from the past to the present in our Searchable Museum.
Join Our Programs
Celebrating Black History Month
Join the museum throughout February for an array of events, programs and tours honoring the African American experience.
Discover Educational Resources
Essential Historian Skills
Explore lessons in African American history for educators and parents. Some of the answers of the past are locked in primary sources. Using this collection, practice becoming a historian by questioning primary sources centered on five primary sources about Black resistance.
Saving Our Family Treasures
Explore our Family Treasures Toolkit with resources to assist you in understanding how to preserve your family treasures, so they are available for future generations.
As you celebrate Black History Month this year, the museum offers additional resources to help you share the journey to equality for African Americans.