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Fun Activities to Celebrate Black History Month!

Why it’s important to celebrate Black History Month. 

Black History Month is an important time to celebrate the accomplishments of black people. It’s also a time to reflect on the progress that has been made and to continue working toward equality for all.

It’s imperative to remember the sacrifices that black people have made. We have faced discrimination, racism, and other forms of persecution throughout history, and have often been the targets of violence. Black History Month provides an opportunity to learn more about the history of black people.


Get involved in local community events that will celebrate black history.

There are tons of great opportunities to get involved in black history events.

Here are just a few examples to get you started:

  1. Join or organize a local event to celebrate black history.
  1. Speak at a local event about your experiences as a black person.
  1. Write a letter to an editor to share your thoughts on black history and its importance.
  1. Contribute a photo or story to a commemorative journal or book about black history.
  1. Volunteer your time to help at a local event. 


Host a black history month party that all will enjoy.


One of the best things you can do to celebrate Black History Month is host a party! In honor of the month, why not have a themed party and feature some of the history and achievements of Black Americans? Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Have a buffet filled with favorite African American dishes such as soul food, barbecue, and casseroles.
  • Have a photo booth with props that celebrate African American culture, such as afro wigs, dashikis, and crowns.
  • Have a games table filled with classic black games like spades, chess, and Monopoly.
  • Have a DJ spinning


Are you looking for ways to make Black History Month more fun for your kids? Here are a few ideas:

  1. Take them to the library! This is a great way to get them involved in learning about black history and explore different libraries around the area.            
  2. Visit some heritage sites. There are many black heritage sites around your area that you can visit to learn more about the accomplishments and history of black people. 
  1. Send your child on a Black History Internet Scavenger Hunt at They have scavenger hunts for all grade levels. Make it fun by rewarding them for their efforts. 

-Aleisha Kelly


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