Black History Month is in full swing, marking a time to celebrate Black Americans and the contributions they have made to the US.
This February, learn about the past firsthand from the organizations + institutions working to preserve Black history in ATX, so you can keep the celebration going year-round.
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center | This east Austin museum is a go-to spot for local Black history resources and is also offering a slate of events for Black History Month all February long. P.S. — Don’t miss “Two Births and the Afterlife,” an exhibit featuring works from Aimée M. Everett exploring the self-discovery that comes with childbirth and motherhood.
Six Square | Austin’s Black Cultural District, Six Square, was the first of its kind in the state of Texas. In addition to preserving historic spaces and putting on events and programming, Six Square offers tours of historic east Austin.
Black Austin Tours | These tours — created by Austinite Javier Wallace — offer walks through East Austin and Downtown, plus paddles along the Colorado River.
African American Cultural and Heritage Facility | Learn about local history at this facility inside the Dedrick-Hamilton House, which was owned in the 1880s by one of the first enslaved men to be freed in Travis County.
UT Austin | Between the Art Galleries at Black Studies, civil rights collections at the Briscoe Center for American History, and other materials, arts, and artifacts spread across this campus’ research institutions, you’ll never run out of things to learn from UT scholars.