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Black History Month at THE WRIGHT

February 2021

Celebrate Black History Month with The Wright

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

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.

Join in our month-long exploration and celebration of African American history, with in-person and online events free of charge.

  • Explore Our Black History Month Events

    In observance of Black History Month, The Wright introduces five series, some online and some in-person, geared toward the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture.
  • 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!
  • Taste Our Traditions

    What better way is there to share culture than with a meal? Passed down through generations, the recipes in our Wright Museum cookbook are sure to spread love and spark conversation. From Creole to Lowcountry and everything in between, there's something for everyone in this cookbook. Copies are limited!
  • Feel The Rhythm

    Enjoy the second iteration of our Black History Month playlist! Be sure to like and share this with your favorite music lovers.

MEMBERS ENJOY MORE THAN FREE ADMISSION.

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.

For Africa to me...is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
Dr. Maya Angelou