black history month houston events blog

Black History Month or African-American History Month, is an annual month of observance when individuals and events that helped the movement for equality for African-Americans in the United States is celebrated.  

In commemoration of Black History Month, Houston is hosting several events throughout the month of February.   

 

Skate with Black Panther

Host: Discovery Green

When: February 1, 2020, 4– 6 p.m.

Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, Texas 77010

Event Description: Skate with Black Panther at Discovery Green.

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History of Jazz

Host: Harris County Public Library

When: February 6, 2020, 6 - 8 p.m.

Where: High Meadows Branch Library, 4500 Aldine Mail Road, Houston, Texas 77039

Event Description: Join the High Meadows Branch Library for a fun evening of music and history. The History of Jazz traces America's contribution to the world of music as it developed late in the nineteenth century from African American work songs, hymns, and spirituals. Light refreshments will be provided

Learn more here.


Paper Trails: Tracing African American Ancestry

Host: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research  

When: February 8, 2020, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: 5401 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas 77004

Event Description: Teens ages 13 and older are invited to learn more about family history research from two nationally recognized lecturers Ari Wilkins and Sharon Gillins at the Holocaust Museum Houston.

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Kids Craft

Host: Houston Public Library (HPL) Express Discovery Green 

When: February 8, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m.

Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, Texas 77010

Event Description: Children ages 5-10 are invited to learn how to make Gee’s Bend paper quilts. The women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama have been making bold, geometric quilts out of found materials for generations. Using paper, participants will create their own Gee’s Bend inspired quilt

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Black History Houston Culture Fest

Host: KTSU 90.9 FM Radio Station

When: February 15, 2020, 3 – 8 p.m.

Where: Avenida Houston, 1002 Avenida De Las Américas Houston, TX 77010

Event Description: Black History Houston Culture Fest is a free family event designed to celebrate the heritage and culture of African Americans in Houston through Music, Food, Dramatizations, Reenactments, Black Market and much more.

Learn more here.


George Washington Carver & Friends

Host: Harris County Public Library

 

When: February 21, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Where: High Meadows Branch Library, 4500 Aldine Mail Road, Houston, Texas 77039

Register here.

 

When: February 22, 2020, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: North Channel Library, 15741 Wallisville Road, Houston, Texas 77049

Register here.

Event Description: Brighter Star Theatre presents George Washington Carver & Friends- a fun, educational live performance about George Washington Carver and other incredible scientists, entrepreneurs and groundbreakers from Black History.


Teen Craft

Host: Houston Public Library (HPL) Express Discovery Green 

When: February 22, 2020, 12 - 1 p.m.

Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, Texas 77010

Event Description: Children and teens ages 9-18 are invited to make buttons for African-American History Month.

Learn more here.

 

Year-Round Events

 

Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC)

Hours: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (closed Monday, Tuesday & Sunday) 

Where: 4807 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004 

About the museum: The Houston Museum of African American Culture is a museum whose mission is to ‘collect, conserve, explore, interpret, and exhibit the material and intellectual culture of Africans and African Americans in Houston, the state of Texas, the southwest and the African Diaspora for current and future generations.

Learn more here.


Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM)

Hours: Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (free admission on Thursday, 1 – 5 p.m.); Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: 3816 Caroline St., Houston, Texas, 77004 

About: BSNM is the only museum dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier in defense of the United States of America from the Revolutionary War to present. 

Learn more here.