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Black History Month: Black History Month 2024

February 2024

Local Events in Washington D.C. and Maryland

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture

Blacks in White: African American Health Professional 

September 28, 2023 -May 20th, 2024(extended!)

Blacks in White explores four primary themes that help frame the contributions of African American health professionals in the region, including: a timeline outlining African American access to health, the role of key institutions in supporting public health education for African Americans, exploring the pivotal role of Provident Hospital, and highlighting the contributions of African American community health giants. 

National Museum of African American History and Culture 

Celebrate Black History Month 2024

The theme for 2024 is "Art as a Platform for Social Justice," and February features a packed program full of events starting this weekend!


The Arts


A documentary hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr.


Independent Lens | Razing Liberty Square

Discount and Special Passes

The BoP Pass



Take advantage of Baltimore's free BoP Pass to visit Black-owned businesses, museums, and other historical and cultural landmarks.

Click here to sign up!


Special Events

The Waring Historical Library 3rd Annual Black History Month Lecture

“Ghost Values and American Slavery: A New Medical History of the United States.”

featuring Dr. Daina Ramey Berry

Tue, Feb 6th, 2024 6pm Register here or click on the picture below:

Link for WLS Annual BHM Lecture







 *This event will be held virtually.

Enoch Pratt Free Library

James Baldwin: An Influential Voice for Racial Justice James Baldwin leaning on his face with fist closed

Learn about the prolific author, essayist, fiction writer, dramatist, and poet!

Where: Central Library, Poe Room
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

When: Wednesday, February 7th at 7pm

*Free parking is available if you park in the Franklin Street Garage

Baltimore County Public Library

"Historic East Towson: From Jim Crow to Black Lives Matter"

The impact of politics in this historic community will be the main topic of this talk. Originally founded by former slaves from the neighboring Hampton Plantation, East Towson is located close to the town center.

Where: Baltimore County Library Towson Branch

When: Monday, February 5, 2024 6-7pm

Visit this page for more information on East Towson:


Listen to these podcasts! 

Plenty of perspectives and voices.


Book of Note

A brief section highlighting works by Black authors from across the globe.