Celebrating Black History Month
Join the Eiteljorg in celebrating Black History Month with a variety of programming and tours!
Celebrating Resilience and Triumphs
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African-American and Afro-Indigenous communitiesand a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.
The Black History Month 2024 theme, “African Americans and the Arts,” explores the key influence African Americans have had in the fields of “visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression.”
In honor of Black History Month, the Eiteljorg has planned several programs including our annual Leon Jett Memorial Lecture featuring storyteller Portia Sholar Jackson, a virtual conversation with artist Bernard Williams, and public tours highlight art in the Eiteljorg collection that tells African American stories. Scroll to explore what all we have planned!
Learn more about the intersectionality of Black experiences, the American West, art and Indigenous stories.