Black History Month at The Wright

The Charles H. Wright Museum
of African American History

February 2022

Celebrate Black History Month with The Wright!

Revel in our month-long exploration and celebration of African American history, both in-person and online.

Join Us for BHM

Buy tickets for your visit during Black History Month today!

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans, in recognition of their central role in U.S. history. This observance event grew out of “Negro History Week,” established by historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans in 1926.

Across the nation and around the world, Black History Month serves as a reminder of the resilience of generations of African Americans of all backgrounds who have fought for freedom and justice.

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When you become a part of our family, you'll enjoy a range of special benefits, and you'll keep the legacy of our founder—Dr. Charles H. Wright—alive for future generations.

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  • Explore Our Black History Month Events

    In observance of Black History Month, The Wright introduces new workshops and series, some online and some in-person, geared toward the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture.
  • Youth Speaks

    Join us during Black History Month for Youth Speaks, a free virtual program that highlights the voices of young people through performing and visual arts.
  • And Still We Rise!

    Join us each Thursday during Black History Month as we share parts of our world renowned long-term exhibition, And Still We Rise!
  • Visit Our Exhibitions

    Your purchase keeps our doors open, so history stays accessible for everyone. With dynamic permanent and visiting exhibitions, there are plenty of opportunities to explore The Wright!
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A Modern Masterwork

Created for The Wright's Ford Freedom Rotunda by Hubert Massey, the Ring of Genealogy is a 37-foot floor installation encircled by hundreds of bronze nameplates, each bearing the name of an iconic figure from African-American history.

It's a visual testament to African-American resilience, a memorial to the violence of slavery, and a monument to the quest for knowledge and human dignity all in one.

 

Witness Living History

Reflections with Andrew Young

At nearly 90 years old, civil rights leader and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young continues to work tirelessly to improve the lives of people around the world. As part of our Black History Month celebration, stream this inspiring presentation!

The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.
Maya Angelou (1928-2014)