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 blacks 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





Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Noon–5:00 p.m. Rokeby Museum

Special Lecture with Director Emerita, Jane Williamson
Finding Jesse: A Fugitive from Slavery in Vermont
Sunday, February 9, 2020
3:00 p.m. Rokeby Museum

Story and Craft Workshop for Kids
Daisy and the Doll
Sunday, February 16, 2020
2:00 p.m. Rokeby Museum

An Evening with Yusef Salaam
For Black History Month, one of the Exonerated Five, Yusef Salaam will be talking about racial injustice in America.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
7:00 p.m. Dudley Davis Student Center

Book Discussion Program for Teens & Adults
The Hate U Give
Sunday, February 23, 2020
2:00 p.m. Rokeby Museum

Reading Rowland Evans Robinson
Sunday, March 15, 2020
3:00 pm Rokeby Museum

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.