2017 Black History Month

Filed in Events by on January 30, 2017

The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson created a week to promote and celebrate black history. This week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and of Frederick Douglass on February 14, both of which dates African-American communities had celebrated together since the late 19th century.

Black History Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1976. With it’s rich history, Atlanta wants you to join in. Here are just a few 2017 Black History Month events to check out.

Roswell Roots Festival celebrates Roswell’s African American history and culture throughout the month of February with a series of unique and fun events for everyone. Roswell’s Roots Festival is one of the largest and most comprehensive celebrations in the state of Georgia. See www.RoswellRoots.com

2017 Black History Month Parade will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 to celebrate African American History. The Black History Month Parade begins at 1pm at the King Center National Park and ends at Woodruff Park for a post-parade ceremony.

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta in Downtown Atlanta will be hosting a variety of 2017 Black History Month events. Check out the events page for more information.

African-American History Walking Tours at Oakland Cemetery will be guided by the Historic Oakland Foundation and City of Atlanta. These tours are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Hour-long tours will be offered on February 9th, 18th and 21st and 26th. Oakland Cemetery is located between Sweet Auburn and Cabbagetown neighborhoods.

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