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Black History Month 2024

The Charles H. Wright Museum
of African American History

February 2024

Celebrate Black History Month

Stunning exhibitions, dynamic conversations, moving film screenings. This February, celebrate African American history with us—online and in person.

Black History Month is a yearly celebration highlighting the accomplishments of African Americans and their crucial role in U.S. history. It originated from "Negro History Week" in 1926, created by historian Carter G. Woodson and other notable African Americans.

The month serves as a global reminder of the enduring spirit of African Americans from diverse backgrounds who have tirelessly advocated for freedom and justice throughout generations.

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Enjoy a range of special benefits, and keep the legacy of our founder—Dr. Charles H. Wright—alive for future generations.

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  • Black History Month Programs & Events

    Talks with award-winning poets and writers. Compelling documentary film screenings. Live, in-person musical performances. Don't miss the special programs and events happening at The Wright this month!
  • Visit Our Exhibitions

    Explore the vibrant tapestry of Black culture through captivating art and history exhibitions. Bold photography, immersive video art, interactive timelines, and more.
  • Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design

    Discover 60+ original designs by two-time Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter. This exhibition features work from Black Panther, Malcolm X, Do The Right Thing, and more. On view until March 31.
Ben Crump headshot

Thursday, February 15 @ 5 PM

The Wright Conversations: Benjamin Crump

Renowned civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, known as "Black America’s Attorney General," has dedicated himself to justice and service. As the founder of Ben Crump Law, his legal expertise ensures the protection of marginalized individuals in American society.

Poet Nikki Giovanni

Thursday, March 13 @ 5 PM

The Wright Conversations: Nikki Giovanni

With seven NAACP Image Awards, over two dozen honorary degrees, and recognition as a "Living Legend" by Oprah Winfrey, Nikki Giovanni is one of the country's most beloved poets.

Scenes of Celebration