Events to celebrate Black History Month in Texas
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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