Black History Month Activities in Indianapolis

The month of February marks Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month; a month that highlights the achievements and history of the African Diaspora. Black History month emphasizes the accomplishments and gives voice to the history of Black Americans. Although education and recognition of African American achievements and history does and should happen throughout the year, the month of February offers a unique celebration with events held around the city of Indianapolis. By honoring the contributions of African Americans we remember the impact and history of African Americans in our community. Indy with Kids invites you and your family to participate in a wide variety of events around the city to celebrate the contributions and history of African Americans in our city.


Art & Soul 2019

February 2-28, 2019
Indianapolis Artsgarden

Art & Soul is the The Arts Council of Indianapolis celebration of Black History Month through a series of  daily performances and events. All performances begin at 12:15 pm and are open to the public at no charge. For a calendar or performances, visit the Arts Council of Indianapolis website.

Meet the Artists XXXI

February 6, 2019 (works on display throughout February)
Central Library

The art of several prominent local African American artists will be on display throughout the library during regular hours. This is the 31st anniversary for this event. Visit the Indianapolis Public Library website for more information.

Black History Month Celebration

February 7, 2019, from 4-8 pm
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is offering a special $5 First Thursday celebration to honor African American heritage and achievements. Special guest, Storyteller Portia Jackson, will be on hand to share stories of great African Americans.

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