5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month with your family

When it comes to Black History celebrations, I want my kids to remember what we experience as a family. We try to make our adventures and activities meaningful. It’s incredibly rewarding to Celebrate Black History Month with your family and years later your kids express how they remember and how much they learned. Here are a few of the things we’ve done in the past that have helped us celebrate Black History with our family. While many of the historic monuments and places to visit are on the East Coast there are plenty of places with Black History ties sprinkled Nationwide.

Visit Monuments and Memorials

mlk monument

There are amazing monuments and memorials to visit dedicated to Black History leaders and movements. Our family has been lucky enough to visit the Martin Luther King, JR Memorial in D.C. and soon we will make a stop to see the Virginia Civil Rights Memorial.Visit a memorial or monument nearest you or go on a road trip.

Visit an African American History Museums

There are African American History Museums nationwide. For Black History Month many have exhibits that are amazing and educational. Consider visiting your local AAHM.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

California African American Museum

DuSable Museum of African American History

African American Museum in Philadelphia

 

Participate in Festivals, Tours, and Parades

If your family is more into day events a tour, festival, or parade can be fun. Here are a few tours, festivals and parades to explore.

African American Heritage Festival in Baltimore

Black Panther Tour in Oakland

Underground Rail Road Tour in Philly

Black History Parade in Atlanta

 

Visit Historic Eateries

bens chili

We’ve been discovering different eateries with ties to Black History. While in D.C our family visited Ben’s Chili Bowl. Find an eaterie that has a connection to Black History.

Ben’s Chili Bowl in DC- Where food was given to participants of the March to Washington.
Paschal’s in Atlanta- Where key civil rights leaders and strategists including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his lieutenants designated as a meeting place.

 

Discover A Notable African American Figures

BHM matching game

And if exploring isn’t possible in your area, consider discovering a notable African American figure through books at your local library. We’ve done this with the kids and even implemented other ways to discuss history like these projects:

Notable Figures Matching Game

MLK Storyboard

Ruby Bridges Storyboard

5 ways to celebrate Black History Month with your family

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