Telling the story of our nation means recognizing the contributions of individuals and communities throughout history that have driven change. America250 is proud to amplify the voices of Black Americans, past and present, and reflect on the African American experience in our country today.

Join us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram as we highlight individuals, Commissioners, partners and organizations that have played an important role in America’s history and tell the stories that are deeply woven in the fabric of our nation. Tag us with #A250BlackVoices to share the stories that inspire you.

In addition to recognizing the stories of African American trailblazers, check out virtual programming and initiatives from our partners and friends of America250 this February.

The Black Family

The Association for The Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) invites you to attend its 2021 Virtual Black History Month Festival. ASALH will explore this year’s theme, “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity,” through a series of online community events, panel discussions and more.

Black Health Matters

Celebrate and honor African American heritage this month through virtual performances, history lessons, tours and more from Prince George’s County Parks & Recreation. This year’s exhibition will delve into the mistrust of the medical profession within the Black community through an exploration of the history of medicine and healthcare within the community.

Representation in Recreation

Part of Black History Month is recognizing those who are making history today. Blackpeoplewhohike is a community that was created to empower people of color to get outside and connect with the outdoors.

The Legacies of African Americans

National parks across the country preserve and share the multi-generational and multi-faceted stories of African Americans in the United States. The National Park Foundation has been investing in the preservation of African American history and culture through national parks for nearly 20 years.

Voyage Through Death to Life Upon These Shores

In honor of Carter G. Woodson, a pioneer in promoting African American history, the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Makers Project is sponsoring a mid-day speaker series every Monday in February.