We celebrate the heritage, achievements, and contributions of African Americans across the country and in our community. There is more work to be done towards creating a more just and equitable society. Join us in learning more below.
Black History Month / blackhistorymonth.gov
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / nypl.org/locations/schomburg
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, one of The New York Public Library’s renowned research libraries, is a world-leading cultural institution devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.
National Black Theatre / nationalblacktheatre.org
National Black Theatre (NBT) was founded in 1968 by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, an award-winning performer, director, visionary entrepreneur and champion of the Black Arts Movement. NBT has broken ground as the country’s first revenue-generating Black art complex, as the longest-running Black theater in New York City, as acquisitor of the largest collection of Nigerian New Sacred Art in the Western Hemisphere, and as one of the oldest theaters founded and consistently operated by a woman of color in the nation.
Association for the Study of African American Life and History / asalh.org
The mission of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH®) is to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community. They founded Black History Month.
National Museum of African American History & Culture / nmaahc.si.edu
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.
NAACP / naacp.org
The NAACP’s vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination. With more than 2 million members and 112 years of experience, they work to make sure Black voices are heard, demands are met, and Black excellence is amplified.
Joysetta & Julius Pearse African American Museum of Nassau County / theaamuseum.org
The mission of the African American Museum of Nassau County is to promote understanding and appreciation of African American culture, art and tradition through education, interpretation, exhibitions, collections and programs for the enrichment of the public; with an emphasis on Long Island. The museum’s vision is to continue to be an outstanding regional resource for African American historical information and preservation.
The Studio Museum in Harlem / studiomuseum.org
The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by Black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.
Louis Armstrong House Museum / louisarmstronghouse.org
The Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM) sustains and promotes the cultural, historical, and humanitarian legacy of Louis Armstrong by preserving and interpreting Armstrong’s house and grounds, collecting and sharing archival materials that document Armstrong’s life and legacy, developing programs for the public that educate and inspire, and engaging with contemporary artists to create performances and new works.
Black Girl Hockey Club / blackgirlhockeyclub.org
The mission of Black Girl Hockey Club is to inspire and sustain passion for the game of hockey within the Black community, specifically with mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. To prevent exclusion in hockey based on race, gender, sexuality or ability in the face of institutional racism, financial gatekeeping and program access, the Black Girl Hockey Club provides education, scholarship opportunities and community spaces that will give Black women access to hockey.
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute / cccadi.org
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is an arts, culture, education, and media organization that advances cultural equity, racial and social justice for African descendant communities. CCCADI’s programs serve children/youth, families, young professionals, elders, local and international artists, and practitioners of African-based spiritual traditions. Through our work CCCADI offers a collective space where African descendants honor the contributions of the global African Diaspora through exhibitions, performances, conferences, educational programs, and international exchanges.