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Black History Month at the Museum

Image: Porch Ladies. Copyright © Ernie Barnes Family Trust

Black History Month started in 1926 as “Negro History Week,” a term coined by noted African American historian and scholar, Carter G. Woodson. Finally, 50 years later in 1976, Black History Month officially became a month-long celebration.

Check out these exhibits, programs, events, podcasts and educational resources the Museum offers, helping to share the stories, hardships, contributions and experiences of African Americans in North Carolina!