Village Life

Black History Month in Atlanta

February 2, 2021

It's Black History Month! This annual celebration started in 1976 as a way to honor the achievements of African Americans and their central role in our country's history. Every year there is a different theme and for 2021 it's "Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity." Atlanta, the home of Martin Luther King Jr, is the perfect place to celebrate Black History Month. Here are some places to visits and great events to check out:

The New Black Fest's Hands Up
7 Playwrights - 7 Testaments

Originally commissioned by the New Black Fest in response to the 2015 events in Ferguson, MO, where a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, Hands Up is comprised of separate monologues written by seven Black playwrights. The play depicts the realities of Black America from the perspective of varying genders, sexual orientations, skin tones, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Find out more here.

Black History Month at Children's Museum of Atlanta

During your visit, stop by the Stage, Science Bar, and Creativity Café to learn about prominent African Americans in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and art! We'll have interactive storytimes, hands-on activities, and exciting experiments all month long.

Find out more here.

National Center for Civil Rights & Human Rights

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights believes in justice and dignity for all – and the power of people to make this real. We inspire visitors and our other audiences with immersive exhibitions, dynamic events and conversations, and engagement and education/training programs.

Find out more here. 

College Football Hall of Fame Black History Month 

Join The College Football Hall of Fame throughout the month of February and every day as they celebrate Black History Month with new exhibits and a web series. 

Find out more here.

APEX Museum

For 42 years The APEX Museum has reigned as Atlanta’s first and oldest Black History museum. Their mission is to interpret and present history from an African American perspective to help all Americans and international visitors better understand and appreciate the contributions of African Americans to America and the world.

Find out more here.

Want a chance to win a Tesla?

Refer an Agent
News From Our Blog

Related Posts

Village Life8 Spring Landscaping Tips

8 Spring Landscaping Tips

Spring has sprung and warmer weather is rolling in! That means it's time to focus on sprucing up your yard.

Village Life5 Things Sellers Need to Do Before Closing Day

5 Things Sellers Need to Do Before Closing Day

Your Closing Day is almost here! You and your real estate agent can barely contain your excitement. There's still a few things to take care of though, before you turn off the lights and say goodbye to your former home.

Village LifeSpring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Spring will be here before we know it, and that means Spring Cleaning! It's a chance to reset your house after a long winter, and possibly get it ready to sell if that's something you're interested in.

View all the latest blog posts