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Black History Month in Atlanta

February 2, 2021

It's Black History Month! This annual celebration started in 1976 as a way to honor the achievements of African Americans and their central role in our country's history. Every year there is a different theme and for 2021 it's "Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity." Atlanta, the home of Martin Luther King Jr, is the perfect place to celebrate Black History Month. Here are some places to visits and great events to check out:

The New Black Fest's Hands Up
7 Playwrights - 7 Testaments

Originally commissioned by the New Black Fest in response to the 2015 events in Ferguson, MO, where a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, Hands Up is comprised of separate monologues written by seven Black playwrights. The play depicts the realities of Black America from the perspective of varying genders, sexual orientations, skin tones, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Find out more here.

Black History Month at Children's Museum of Atlanta

During your visit, stop by the Stage, Science Bar, and Creativity Café to learn about prominent African Americans in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and art! We'll have interactive storytimes, hands-on activities, and exciting experiments all month long.

Find out more here.

National Center for Civil Rights & Human Rights

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights believes in justice and dignity for all – and the power of people to make this real. We inspire visitors and our other audiences with immersive exhibitions, dynamic events and conversations, and engagement and education/training programs.

Find out more here. 

College Football Hall of Fame Black History Month 

Join The College Football Hall of Fame throughout the month of February and every day as they celebrate Black History Month with new exhibits and a web series. 

Find out more here.

APEX Museum

For 42 years The APEX Museum has reigned as Atlanta’s first and oldest Black History museum. Their mission is to interpret and present history from an African American perspective to help all Americans and international visitors better understand and appreciate the contributions of African Americans to America and the world.

Find out more here.

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