Events celebrating Black History Month across Texas in 2023
February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements, experiences, and excellence of Black Texans like Beyonce, Karamo Brown, Juanita Craft, Jalen Hurts, Mickey Leland, Eddie Bernice Johnson, and Barbara Jordan. This year’s theme is Black Resistance exploring how African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression.
With the Texas Legislature back in session, Black lawmakers and their allies are fighting for racial justice, including bills to improve Black women’s maternal health outcomes (Rep. Senfronia Thompson), limit how and when no-knock warrants may be issued and conducted (Sen. Royce West), and abolish Texas’ nonsense “Confederate Heroes Day” state holiday (Rep. Jarvis Johnson). You can—and should—follow the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and their members on your favorite socials.
Progress Texas has compiled a list of events in Texas celebrating Black History Month, including art exhibitions, film screenings, read-ins, and more.
February 10, 19 & 25 Cook with notable Black chefs at Central Market’s Be the Change Campaign
January 29 - February 5 Get tickets to the Virtual Denton Black Film Festival
February 4 - Discover the perspectives of Black tech professionals working towards inclusion in a panel discussion at Central Library. Be sure to catch the accompanying immersive photo exhibit on display until February 21.
February 7 & 8 - Watch a live taping of Blackademics Television
All month long - Check out events at Austin Community College campuses
February 6 – Learn the basics of African American genealogy
All month long - Visit exhibits at the African American Museum of Dallas
All month long - Visit the History of African American Churches in Dallas exhibit
Every Saturday in February - Support local Black entrepreneurs and artists at Avenida Houston’s outdoor market
Other Texas Cities
February 25 - Get your 1920s glitz and glam on at the 10th Annual Harlem Renaissance Gala Extravaganza in Frisco
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