Black History Sites

February is Black History Month, which makes it a great time to explore the Black history sites in your area. I’m a firm believer that one of the best ways to understand history is to literally walk in the footsteps of those who came before. It creates empathy and gives you a deeper understanding of history, and these sites allow us to do this.

Many sites are hosting special events this month or have virtual tours available so even if you can’t go in person, check them out. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list but I did try to include a wide variety of sites and locations. Please add your recommendations in the comments!

**Be sure to check out the National Park Service’s 28 days of Black History this month for a fun way to explore some of these sites!

I used many different resources to compile this list, including:


Alabama 

Arkansas

Florida

Georgia

Kansas

Louisiana

  • Wallace:
    • Whitney Plantation: Only museum in Louisiana focused exclusively on the lives of the enslaved population. I’ve heard amazing things about the exhibits and their impact.

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Mississippi

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Washington, DC


Be sure to check out my favorite recommendations for Black history books for kids and teens at my Bookshop.org shop here (this is an affiliate link).

What site are you visiting, either in person or virtually, this month?

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