Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of black people in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Read more about the origins of Black History Month





‘Harriet’. Black History Month kicks off with a biopic depicting Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. FREE.
Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 6:00 pm

FREE virtual discussions about How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across Americaby Clint Smith; led by the Bixby Library
Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 6:30 pm

Exclusive Vermont Events Presents: The Black History Month Soul Food Brunch! Join us for a celebration of Black History, Culture, and Excellence through an experience of music, food and the arts.
Sunday, February 20, 2022, 12-4 pm

Other Resources, Museums, and Attractions

Clemmons Family Farm
Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Center | Burlington
Open Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Currently closed for the season and will open in May.

Rokeby Museum
4334 Route 7 | Ferrisburgh, VT
Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

Vermont Folklife Center
88 Main Street | Middlebury, VT
Open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vermont African-American Heritage Trail

National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Avenue NW | Washington, DC
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Passes are not required to visit the museum weekdays in February.