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Black History Month Resource Guide

2024 Event Highlights

Feb. 1: Fact Finding and Black History [School Library Journal webinar recording]

Feb. 1: The Black Presence in Sci-Fi, Anime and Comics [ASALH BHM Festival]

Feb. 1: HBCU Radio Preservation Project Implementation Kick-Off

Feb. 1: Slave Voyages: Engaging the Digital in Education

Feb. 2: Black History Trivia with the Drexel Black Student Union

Feb. 3: Pages of History: Schomburg, Belpré, and the Preservation of Heritage [New York Public Library]

Feb. 3: The African American Children's Book Fair

Feb. 5: Black Mental Health Panel [Drexel CBC]

Feb. 6: Ghost Values and American Slavery | 2024 WLS Black History Month Lecture

Feb. 6: The New Brownies Book: A Love Letter to Black Families, a discussion with the authors [Oakland Public Library]

Feb. 6: Salsa and Bachata Night [Drexel CBC and SCDI]

Feb. 7: Winter Melanin Mindfulness | Black History Month Edition [Drexel CBC]

Feb. 7: From Slavery to Freedom Film Series: Through a Lens Darkly [Heinz History Center]

Feb. 8: The Boundless Experience: Navigating Change with Resilience

Feb. 8: Street Art in the African American Community [ASALH BHM Festival]

Feb. 8: Literary Thursdays: Jonathan Eig, "King A Life" [Queens Public Library]

Feb. 8: Making a Difference: African American Women of the Civil Rights Movement [Ann Arundel County Public Library]

Feb. 10: Money Talks: Pathways to Financial Literacy [LeBow BRIDGE]

Feb. 10: Banned Books & the Struggle to Preserve African American History [Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association]

Feb. 10: Telling Tales: African American Stories and Songs [Free Library of Philadelphia]

Feb. 11: Black Experience in Music [WKDU]

Feb. 13: Tech Tuesday African American History Month AI Workshop [Join via Zoom on Feb. 13 at 3pm EST]

Feb. 13: AACHAF Conversation Series: Institution & Stewardship [African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund]

Feb. 13: Lemme Holla at You for a Minute: Conversations about BIPOC Mental and Emotional Wellness [Drexel CBC]

Feb. 13: Black History Month Trivia with Society of Women Engineers (SWE) [Drexel]

Feb. 13: Downtown Bookies: W.E.B. Du Bois with Dr. Reiland Rabaka [Denver Public Library]

Feb. 14: Black History Month Read-a-thon [University of Maryland Libraries]

Feb. 14: Douglass Day

Feb. 14: Wellness Wednesday Black History Month Edition [Drexel CBC]

Feb. 14: Candid Conversations: Overcoming Perfectionism as Black and Brown Women [Drexel CBC]

Feb. 15: The Impact of the Arts in the Gullah Geechee Community [ASALH BHM Festival]

Feb. 15: Exploring Women and Girls of African-Descent in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Speculative Fiction [National Humanities Center]

Feb. 17: 50 Years of Hip Hop: Art, Music, Power [National Liberty Museum]

Feb. 17: The Drunk Black History Show with Gordon Baker-Bone [World Cafe Live]

Feb. 18: Deadline to apply for Drexel's Anti-Racist Civic Engagement Mini-Grant

Feb. 20: Talking About Race Matters: Headwraps of African Women in America by Cheyney McKnight

Feb. 20: Candid Conversations: Overcoming Perfectionism as Black and Brown Women

Feb. 20: Dialogs on Race: Exploring Reparations to African Americans for U.S. Slavery [Baltimore County Public Library]

Feb. 20: F.B. Eyes on Langston Hughes and Martin Luther King, Jr. [National Humanities Center]

Feb. 21: Fashion, Race, Identity, and Power: Black Dandy Beginnings

Feb. 21: For the Culture: Game Night & Spades Tutorial [Drexel CBC]

Feb. 21: Courage is Contagious: Celebrating Black History Month amidst Anti-Black Racist Propaganda [Black Caucus of the American Library Association]

Feb. 21: From 1619 to Juneteenth – Slavery and the Law Before the Civil War

Feb. 21: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration with Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood [Heinz History Center]

Feb. 21: Living History: The Past, Present, and Future of Historic Black Towns and Settlements [Advisory Council on Historic Preservation]

Feb. 22: Harmony of Freedom: Echoes from the Underground Railroad [ASALH BHM Festival]

Feb. 22: Reframe and Refresh: Hidden Legacies in Black History 

Feb. 22-March 28: Critical Conversations: Celebrating Black Men in Librarianship

Feb. 23: Cardiovascular Disparities in Communities of Color [Drexel]

Feb. 23: Black Carpet Gala with the Drexel Black Student Union

Feb. 24: BIPoC-STEM Student Summit [Drexel]

Feb. 24: Uplifting Black Men Conference at Virginia Tech

Feb. 24: 98th Annual Black History Festival Luncheon [ASALH BHM Festival]

Feb. 24: Trees Rooted In The Civil Rights Movement [Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships]

Feb. 25: Black History Month Celebration at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Feb. 26: Popcorn, Purpose and Poetry: The Business of Arts and Entertainment [Drexel LeBow]

Feb. 26: Black Future: In Conversation with Hanif Abdurraquib [Anti-Racism Daily]

Feb. 27: Virtual Author Talk: Driving the Green Book [Uniondale Public Library]

Feb. 27: Celebrating Black History Month with NASA Internships [NASA]

Feb. 28: Redressing American Fashion: Black Designers in the 19th and 20th Centuries Lecture by Elizabeth Way

Feb. 28: Black Law Students Association Paint & Sip [Drexel]

Feb. 29: Black Employees at Drexel (BEAD) Black History Month Luncheon

March 13: Not Our Rice: Vibrations in Africana Foodways, Ecosystems, and Cultural Production [Drexel]

National Black History Month Programming Highlights (2024)

Africana Repertory Theatre of IUPUI (A.R.T.I.): OnxyFest

Indianapolis' first and only theater festival dedicated tot he stories of Black playwrights. Submit a script or stream content from 2022.


Black Excellence: Events that Celebrate Black Culture [Eventbrite]

In this curated collection, Eventbrite is putting a spotlight on virtual events that will not only teach you about Black history but will showcase Black excellence in its many forms: food, film, comedy, music, literature, and more.

Black History Month at the San Francisco Public Library: "More Than A Month 2024"

Join the San Francisco Public Library to continue understanding, respecting and celebrating Black history and culture in San Francisco and beyond. 

Black History Month Virtual Festival [ASALH]

During these uncertain times in which the very nature of what the Association does—the teaching of areas of Black History that has been legally banned in seven U.S. states as “history that makes people uncomfortable” ASALH presents its annual month-long Black History Month Festival.


A Celebration of Black History Month: Equity in Libraries, 2023 and Beyon[SJSU]

Sponsored by the SJSU iSchool and the California Librarians Black Caucus, this panel discussion features reflecting on applied EDI in LIS settings and next steps.


Celebrating Black History Month with the National Museum of African American History & Culture

This February, the Museum is celebrating Black History Month with a slew of new initiatives. 

Defend Black History []

To combat book bans, is offering FREE audiobooks now through Friday, February 17th, 2023. is in solidarity with those in Florida and across the U.S. fighting book bans and education censorship.

Past Event Recordings

February 7, 2022: Special Edition/Black History Month ScholarSip

"Food for thought" speaker Drexel Professor Ayana Allen-Handy presented at this special edition of Drexel Libraries ScholarSip. Professor Allen-Handy discussed her work and research on race and education.


February 23, 2022: Drexel's Annual Black History Month Luncheon

Black Employees at Drexel (BEAD) celebrated Black Joy with the Drexel community at the 2022 Black History Month Virtual Luncheon.


February 2, 2023: Matthew F. Delmont with Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad

Over one million Black men and women served in World War II. Don’t miss Dr. Delmont’s meticulously researched retelling and learning more about these individuals’ bravery and patriotism in the face of racism.


February 10, 2023: Celebrating Black Excellence Scholars Share Event [Drexel]

The Graduate College and Graduate Student Association partnered with the Center for Black Culture to offer a February Scholars Share program which honored and featured Black excellence.