In honor of Black History Month this year, Black Health and Wellness is the theme. Interested in celebrating African American achievements from the past to the present this February?

You can take part in the exciting parades or attend thought-provoking lectures by credible guests. There are several states with dedicated African American museums, while others transform their exhibitions into showcases of Black excellence. You should visit many destinations in North and South Carolina to honor Black History Month, including historic sites listed on the National Historic Register and local celebrations. You can see them below and the full list here.

  • 2022 North Carolina Black Heritage Festival

    Concord invites you to the 2022 North Carolina Black Heritage Festival. It’s a Black shopping extravaganza while browsing the creations of 40 Black-owned businesses from the area. Music from live performances fills the air as your ship, dining, and enjoy activities that even the kids can participate in.

  • Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

    Black history is a captivating story that the Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture museum puts on full display. Visitors can join one of the special tours of the exhibitions to uncover interesting facts that make you celebrate the historical achievements often overlooked.

  • Stagville State Historic Site

    For many people, it’s a moving experience visiting the Stagville State Historic Site. Visitors can take a free guided tour of this historic plantation to see preserved quarters that once housed enslaved peoples and other structures that make you reminisce on the past. Guided tours are recommended for more in-depth stories about the lives of those enslaved on the plantation.

  • Untold Stories, Untaught History

    Much of the important Black history throughout Beaufort County was forgotten. But this February, you can rediscover these events during the “Untold Stories, Untaught History” event at USCB. You’ll explore just how diverse the county is and how Black people had a significant role in shaping the region.

  • 9th Annual AfricStyle Black History Fashion Show

    The latest fashion trends go on display at the 9th Annual AfricStyle Black History Fashion Show. See ingenious designs inspired by African and local African designers marking their mark on the fashion industry. Purchase VIP Tickets for a special meal of African cuisine at the event.

  • Charleston’s Historic District

    Tour Charleston’s historic district to see landmark buildings from throughout Black history. Walk past the landmark Emanuel AME or peer into the doors of the Old Slave Mart, the only known slave auction house still standing in the state.

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