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

    Museum of the City of New York

    Manhattan

    Ongoing

    In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, citizens of the city have banded together on issues as diverse as historic preservation, civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom.

    Black History Month 2014

    Initiated in February 1926, Black History Month highlights the achievements of the descendants of the African diaspora. 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.

    Black History Month 2014

    Initiated in February 1926, Black History Month highlights the achievements of the descendants of the African diaspora. 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.

    Black History Month 2014

    Initiated in February 1926, Black History Month highlights the achievements of the descendants of the African diaspora. 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.

    Black History Month 2014

    Initiated in February 1926, Black History Month highlights the achievements of the descendants of the African diaspora. 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.

    Black History Month 2014

    Initiated in February 1926, Black History Month highlights the achievements of the descendants of the African diaspora. 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.

    Black History Month 2014

    Initiated in February 1926, Black History Month highlights the achievements of the descendants of the African diaspora. 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.