Recognizing Black History Month

Black History Month recognizes the contributions of African Americans by celebrating history, culture, leaders, that have created impacts of change in U.S. There are a variety of ways you can celebrate Black History Month across the metroplex! Below is a list of events that you and your family can attend to learn and join in the celebration.

Black History Month Movie: Celebrate Black History Month at the J Erik Jonsson Library with a free showing of an award-winning movie that highlights a pivotal point in the Civil Rights movement.

Date: February 3
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Hosted by : Central Downtown Branch

THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly re-conceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle.

Date: February 1-4
Time: 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Starting at $20.00
Hosted by: Music Hall at Fair Park

Hidden History Tour: DFW Uncover the rich unforgotten African American history in Dallas. The Dallas area is home to one million African American citizens, but very few know much about the history of the early settlers and communities for people of color. This entertaining and educational tour will explore this almost forgotten history by visiting many of the sites that were instrumental in the development of vibrant African American communities throughout the city.

Date: Every Saturday in February
Time: varies
Cost: Special $35.00
Hosted by: DFW African American Treasures

Visit the African American Museum to learn more about the rich history and contributions made by African Americans to our society.

Date: Tuesday- Saturday
Time: 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $1-$5
Hosted by: African American Museum

Celebrating and learning about our history can be done at home and at school! Check us out on social media where we will be sharing Black History Month classroom lessons and events in our school throughout the month.


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