African-American History Month or most commonly known as Black History Month is held every February in the USA. This significant observation shows appreciation and love for all African Americans historically and presently– recognizing the adversities African Americans have overcome. Houston is the nation’s 9th largest Black population, making it a perfect city to partake in this celebration. Here are a few things you can check out during your time at Wanderstay Houston:
Buy African fashion from a pop-up show
This unique experience will give you the opportunity to admire cultural fashions. Check out all of the colorful, vibrant African fashions that you cannot typically find. This is the first time this particular pop-up has occurred. So make sure to reserve your FREE ticket (but bring some form of money to buy these unique, authentic clothes).
Visit the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC)
HMAAC serves as a cultural portal to conserve and display African American culture.
HMAAC aims to “expand the African American experience, and from such interactions come together to build a common future”. Here you can not only get an extensive education about African American culture as a whole, but insight on African American culture in Houston. This is an experience you do not want to miss!
Attend a Black History Month event at the African American Library at Gregory School
Every year, the African American Library at the Gregory school holds Black History Month events that you can attend. These events vary- but in many cases professors from Rice University come to lecture about African American history and the current political climate. If you are looking for an expansive educational experience, attending a Black History Month event at the African American Library may be just for you! P.S. this event is completely free!
Attend a live dialogue on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”
If you enjoy engaging political discussions than attending a live panel may be the event for you. This free, public event held by the Center for the Healing of Racism will lead an intensive dialogue about Dr. MLK’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”. This twelve person panel gives you the opportunity to listen to different perspectives and interpretations. Space is limited though, so make sure to reserve your seat in advance.
Black History Month in Houston is a special time where people from all backgrounds come together to celebrate great historical figures and to discuss current politics. Houston has many great events during Black History Month you should check out. If you are a little too late, no worries! You can always visit the African American Library or the Houston Museum of African American culture year round.
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