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Black History Month in Houston

The events celebrating Black History Month in Houston are as rich and diverse as the African-American culture itself. There’s something for everyone! From February 1 – 29, a variety of activities are available in and around Houston, so let’s explore the city and the culture all month long.


Third Ward Black History in the Making Bike Tour
Feb. 2


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Bike riders will explore iconic landmarks during a tour of Houston’s Historic Third Ward.

Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier
Feb. 4
The Smithsonian Channel presents a film screening about the experience of diversifying the  space program as told by black astronauts and their families.

Celebrating Black History Month Panel
Feb. 5
The Flatiron School and Tech for the Culture bring together trailblazers in tech and innovation in celebration of Black History Month.

Black History Houston Classic Movie Nights
Feb. 8 - 29

Every Saturday night in February will feature a classic African American film on the Plaza at Avenida Houston in honor of Black History Month. Audiences will enjoy “The Five Heartbeats,” “Love and Basketball,” “Hidden Figures,” and “Greenbook Documentary.” These events are free and open to the public.

We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Wortham Theater
Sunday, Feb. 9


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The life of Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered and honored through this production, which features musical traditions revered in the African American culture.

Black History Month Amen! Concert
Feb. 11
Join Lakewood Music Ministries for soul-stirring musical selections by the Westfield High School and Lakewood Church choirs. This event is free.

Black History Houston
Feb. 15
For the first time, the City of Houston will host Black History Houston Culturefest, an all-day celebration of African-American history with live entertainment, vendors, and theatrical dramatizations. It all takes place Feb. 15th at Avenidas Americas.

Black Greek Wall Street
Feb. 29
Business owners who are also members of Black Greek organizations come together to sell their products and services at Black Greek Wall Street.



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Expressions of love through food are prevalent in the African American culture. Soul food is a staple in the black community, particularly in the South. Houston has some of the best options around. Check out these must-try spots for great soul food in the city.

Additionally, Houston has one of the most active and vibrant art scenes in the country, and thanks to the city’s status as the most diverse in the nation, we enjoy works by artists from a variety of backgrounds. Read more about it here.