Black History Month, which takes place in February every year, is celebrated throughout the Charlotte area with festivals, storytelling, performances, lectures, film, and much more.
We’re putting together a list of some of the special events taking place in Charlotte for Black History Month in 2023, as well as a couple of places that have a focus on African American history and culture all year.
Make sure to follow each link for more information.
Also, please check out this North Carolina Black History Reading List. It’s a collection of books for kids and adults that address Black history and culture, and also have a connection to North Carolina — either in subject matter, or through the author or illustrator.
Do you know of other events or places that should be on the list? Just send us an email to email@example.com and we’ll get it onto the list, time permitting.
African American History and Culture in Charlotte
Scroll down for a big list of Black History Month events in February, but first, here’s a look at a few places and resources to immerse yourself in African American history and culture all year in Charlotte.
Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 South Tryon Street
The Gantt Center presents dynamic, exciting art in all genres that celebrate the African-American story. The museum also hosts frequent events, including family arts activities, after-hours events, films, lectures, and special tours.
Regular adult admission is $9, with discounts for students, senior, and military members. The Gantt Center is part of Bank of America’s Museums on Us program, which offers free admission to Bank of America customers the first weekend of the month. In addition, admission is free on Wednesday nights for everyone, as part of the Wednesday Night Live program.
Levine Museum of the New South
401 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Levine Museum of the New South focuses on the South after the Civil War, with a mission of building a stronger, more equitable community by connecting people to the city and to each other. The museum’s new location is beside the Green, between Bernadin’s Restaurant and the Three Wells Fargo Lobby.
Admission is free.
Current exhibits include Men of Change, which focuses on men who have influential in the African American Journey and Grier Heights (both through March, 2023.)
Self-Guided Walking Tour of Historic West End
Trade Street and Beatties Ford Road
History South has put together a self-guided walking out of the Historic West End and JCSU Campus.
Queen City Nerve’s Black History Month Archives
Queen City Nerve has created a collection of articles about local Black History, covering slavery, revolution, the Civil Rights Movement, redlining, segregation, desegregation and more.
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