With over one week left in Black History Month, there’s still time to honor the legacies left behind by trailblazing legends throughout black culture. It’s important to remember these men and women, as well as learn what it takes to continue to make an impact on future generations of black people in Boston.
If you are wondering how to celebrate Black History Month in Boston, we have you covered with a list of best things to do, physical and virtual events that can be enjoyed by adults, kids and families.
Learn About Black History in Boston
Black Heritage Trail – One of the hallmarks of Black History in Boston is the historic Black Heritage Trail. This 1.6 mile walk takes you through the storied history of the 19th century African American community in Boston. Best of all, the tour is completely free.
Black Gems Unearthed – Of course, you don’t have to go anywhere to learn about Black History. You can celebrate Black History Month virtually! BlackGems Unearthed is a video series detailing the historic Black landmarks in and around Boston. Furthermore, Boston resident Jazz Dottin hosts the series available on YouTube.
Legacy Building Speaker Series – For black people of Boston looking to secure their legacy and lead the way for future generations, check out the ‘Legacy Building’ Speaker Series, which features lectures on home buying, retirement plans, life insurance, and entrepreneurship.
Black Engineer’s Week – Did you know next week is also National Engineers Week? Why not combine engineering and Black History, and take part in The Discovery Museum’s tribute to Lewis Howard Latimer. Latimer was an early Black inventor and electrical engineer who accomplished a ton in his career.
The Museum of African American History – Of course, the best place to honor Black History is at The Museum of African American History. At no other place will you learn more about the legends that pave the way for so many. Now showing the Jazz Scene in Boston exhibit. This is one of our top picks for Black History Month activities for kids and for families.
Support Black History
Afro Caribbean Black History Gala & Awards – The Afro Caribbean Black History Awards recognize outstanding citizens in the Boston Caribbean community. The ceremony is virtual this year, and costs $20 to attend.
Black History Month Dinner – The Framingham State campus offers a free dinner on Wednesday, February 24th to celebrate Black History Month. Make sure to message the administrator prior to the event for COVID protocol.
Support Black-Owned Businesses in Boston
Support Black-Owned Restaurants – Can’t make it to an event this month? Then, check out some of the best black-owned restaurants in the state. We recommend Darryl’s Corner Bar and Next Step Soul Food Cafe.
Support Black-Owned Bookstores -If you are a book lover, consider buying your next read from an independent black owned bookstore before looking on Amazon.
Looking for more things to do in Boston this weekend? Check out our recommended picks.