Celebrating Black History Month in Hampton Roads
“I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
February is a month dedicated to celebrating Black History and culture. There are plenty of ways to celebrate and support the community this month and all year round.
Here are some good places to start:
- Attend an event at one of our many museums, which often highlight African American history and culture. You can also attend events like the upcoming Black History Month Lecture Series at the Mariners’ Museum on February 2nd from 7PM-8:30PM or visit any number of local historical sites throughout February (and all year round) that highlight African American history in Hampton Roads.
- Enjoy jazz, blues, and songs by various African American musicians. Take in the melodies of Lift Every Voice: Music of Black Women Composers or experience the incredible Cirque Zuma Zuma performance that showcases African culture.
- Dive deep into the arts and create a beautiful piece that you can showcase in your home every day of the year. Paint your own pottery at the Williamsburg Library or unwind with a glass of wine at Painting With A Twist and create a “Celebrate YOUR Story” painting.
I hope you enjoyed this list of ways to celebrate Black History Month. I want to encourage everyone in Hampton Roads to get involved, whether it’s attending one of the many events listed here or simply learning more about black history and culture.