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Events to celebrate Black History Month in Texas

Black history is American history, and Black history is Texas history.

Happy Black History Month, Texans! 

February is the month that we set aside to celebrate the history, experience, and culture of Black Americans, history that is often left out of school curriculums and history lessons. While the pandemic has made it harder to come together in person, we can still find community by celebrating Black Texans in events held across the state. Progress Texas has compiled a list of events in Texas celebrating Black History Month, including virtual discussion sessions, museum exhibits, performances, cooking classes, and more. 

As always, you can celebrate Black history by advocating for racial justice and equality year round. This year, the Texas legislature is considering legislation to tackle systemic racism in healthcare, criminal justice, education, and more. You can follow along with the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, and you can use our guide to help advocate for Black issues and priorities during the current legislative session. 

Most of these events are virtual, but some are in-person experiences. Make sure to wear a mask, social distance, and do everything you can to keep yourself and others safe! Otherwise take some time to learn, listen, and celebrate the history of Black Texans.

Statewide

All month long - Watch the Black History Month series from the Texas state park rangers

February 10, 19, 25 - Cook with virtual cooking classes from Central Market and notable Black chefs  

Austin

February 3, 10, 17, 22, 24 - Learn with a series of discussions and lectures from Austin Community College 

February 6, 10, 15 - Come together with virtual events from the City of Georgetown  

All month long - Listen to KUTX programming highlighting local Black artists and musicians 

February 2, 5 - Visit Black History Month events hosted by the City of Kyle 

All month long - Listen to 28 days of Austin’s Black music history with Austin Music Foundation 

All month long - Learn about the Austin’s racial history with a Black History Social Ride

Dallas

February 13, 20, 27 - Hear from Black vegan chefs featured in Dallas Public Library online series 

February 20 - Watch the Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Cultural Awareness series 

All month long - Visit exhibits at the African American Museum of Dallas 

All month long - View the Black Is Beautiful DFW exhibition at Galleria Dallas 

All month long - Visit the Black Girl Magic Pop-Up Museum

Until May - Visit the Fight for Civil Rights in the South exhibit at the Dallas Holocaust Museum 

Houston

February 4, 10, 11, 16, 18, 22, 23, 24 - Learn about Black history with the Holocaust Museum Houston’s virtual events 

February 9, 16, 23 - Come together with different events hosted by the Houston Library 

All month long - Listen to Black History Month programming from Houston Public Media 

February 6, 13, 20, 27 - Celebrate at an outdoor, socially distanced market with Black entrepreneurs & artists 

San Antonio

All month long - Eat at restaurants participating in the 2021 Black Restaurant Week 

February 4, 11, 15, 19, 20, 26 - Attend Black History Month events with the San Antonio Public Library 

February 9 - Discuss the history of slavery in Texas at the February Alamo Address

All month long - Visit the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum 

Fort Worth

All month long - Watch a performance of "HooDoo Love" at the Jubilee Theatre 

February 4, 6, 8, 15, 25 - Attend a virtual event at The Dock Bookshop 

February 13 - Visit 'The Duality of Activism' at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 

February 21 - Listen to a special performance by the Fort Worth Opera 

All month long - Visit the Fort Worth Self-Guided African American History Tour 

Other Texas Cities

February 22, 28 - Watch a virtual event hosted by Waco NAACP 

All month long - Celebrate Black members of the Lubbock community making an impact 

February 17 - View the Black artist spotlights hosted by the El Paso Art Association

Know of an event we should add? Email abby@progresstexas.org with your suggestions.