Black History month sped by this year. In my mind, a history month merely indicates those places that should be on our radar year around. Here are several places and events we’ve covered in the past. Hopefully in your travels between now and next February, you’ll be able to head to one or two of them. As I read through the posts, the scope of African American history in the U.S. struck me. I knew that before, but it’s good to review the vastness, and how African American history is such an important part of the U.S. fabric that ties the country together in such a unique, diverse way.
- Black American West Museum in Denver, Colorado
- First African American Baptist Church, Beech Island, South Carolina
- Blackstreet Cultural Museum in New Orleans (in this post on Mardi Gras Museums.)
- Malcom X Birth Site in Omaha, Nebraska
- Roots Travel — African Ancestry about searching out African ancestry and heritage
- Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial in Dayton, Ohio
- Idaho’s Black History Museum in Boise, Idaho
- Civil Rights Movement Sites (on tentative list for World Heritage site status.)
- The Penn Center — St. Helena Island, South Carolina
- Countee Cullen’s Baltimore
To see more than one significant site, take an African-American heritage tour. This post lists several. The photo is of the painting “Neighborhood” by African American artist Jacob Lawrence who created a series of paintings on the Great Migration–the movement of African Americans to northern cities. The paintings are part of the collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.