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Initiated in February 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month highlights the achievements of the descendants of the African diaspora. From a research center in Harlem to the historic black community of Weeksville, Brooklyn, there are scores of New York City cultural organizations that focus year-round on African-American art, films, research, history and culture.

During the month of February, provocative talks, exhibits and exciting performances going on throughout the city take a look at black leaders, activists, artists and authors who have made their mark in American history.


Activist New York

In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, citizens of the city have banded together on issues as diverse as ...

Arsenal Gallery Exhibtion: The March

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work ...

The Brooklyn Museum: Target First Saturday

The Brooklyn Museum celebrates Black History Month at Target First Saturday

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution

From 1900 to 1960, Hollywood’s greatest animators and biggest studios produced more than 600 cartoon shorts featuring black characters. These ...

Black History Music

Join Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for A Tribute to Amiri Baraka with Haki Madhubuti, Sonia Sanchez, Quincy ...

Talks at the Schomburg: Racial History of the American Criminal Justice System

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness in conversation with Khalil Gibran ...

Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop

Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany. Learn how plants ...

Harlem Opera Theatre: Salute to Black History Month

The annual Salute to Black History Month program will feature the works of Alexander Pushkin, the African-Russian literary genius, and ...