February celebrates the legacy of African Americans and pays tribute to their historical and societal contributions. 2019's theme, chosen by the Association for the Study of African American Life and Historyopens a new window, is Black Migrationsopens a new window, which focuses on the how African Americans migrated across the U.S. and around the world during the twentieth century. If you're in Washington D.C., visit the National Museum of African American History and Cultureopens a new window, the newest Smithsonian museum.
How are you celebrating National African American History Month?
- National African American History Month documentariesopens a new window
- National African American History Month moviesopens a new window
- Famous Black Americansopens a new window (for children)
- Black History Nonfiction Picture Booksopens a new window (for children)
- Black History in Graphic Novelsopens a new window
- Discover Black Historyopens a new window
- Young Adult Novels featuring African Americansopens a new window
- Visit Black American West Museum & Heritage Centeropens a new window
- Discover Denver's African-American Heritageopens a new window
- Learn about African Americans in Colorado and the Westopens a new window
- Visit Dearfield, CO, a ghost town that was a historically Black settlementopens a new window in Weld County [MAPopens a new window]
- Read about the history of the famous jazz club Rossonian Hotelopens a new window in Five Points (it was featured in the Green Book guideopens a new window that the 2018 film is named after)
- Meet Marie Louise Greenwoodopens a new window, Denver's first Black tenured teacher [VIDEOopens a new window]