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’ve put together a list of some of the special events taking place in Charlotte for Black History Month in 2020, as well as a couple of places that have a focus on African American history and culture all year.
Do you know of other events or places that should be on the list? Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 couple places 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. Also, there is usually a Groupon for 50% admission for two or four people.
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E 7th Street
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 exhibits and programs take an unflinching look at the experiences of people of diverse backgrounds who call Charlotte home. Many current and past exhibits have shined a light on the African American experience in the South, including Brooklyn: Once a City Within a City, It Happened Here: Lynching and Remembrance, and K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace.
Regular adult admission is $10, with discounts for students, educators, military members and seniors. Those with a current EBT card or WIC voucher are admitted for $2, with a maximum of $10 per family. Admission is 50% off every Sunday.