National Black Family Month

The Charles H. Wright Museum
of African American History

National Black Family Month

July is National Black Family Month!

What is Black Family Month?

Black Family Month was first recognized in 2006, to encourage the enrichment of families through education, health, and self-improvement; this observance also encourages us to support our loved ones, reflect with one another, and invest in and inspire the next generation.

Ways to observe Black Family Month

Studies show that spending time together as a family can foster communication, promote respect and mutual appreciation, build confidence and self-esteem, and provide memories that last a lifetime! Below are just a few ways to connect:

  • Cooking special family recipes
  • Scrapbooking and genealogy tracing
  • Playing music
  • Movie night
  • Going on a trip
  • Volunteering
  • Team sports

New items fit for a family affair are on sale now!

The Memorable Family Gathering apron celebrates the comfort found in foods like collard greens, cornbread, or sweet tea and evokes special times shared with family and friends. Made of durable cotton, this apron will last many years of family gatherings.

Enjoy free unlimited admission, guest passes, discounts, and more with your family membership!