Black History Month at the Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, GA 30305-1366
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 to Sunday, February 24, 2013
Each February the Atlanta History Center presents a variety of enlightening activities commemorating Black History Month. An assortment of family and educational programming, museum theater experiences, and exhibitions allow visitors of a variety ages to discover and reflect upon the stories of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. View the schedule below.
- Starts 2/1 - Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: How the Word is Passed Down Exhibit
- Starts 2/1 - Fridays in February: A Day in the Life of a Slave Understand what life was like for an enslaved person in this special school program. Travel to the Smith Family Farm to experience how a farm worked during the 1860s. Reservations are required.
- Starts 2/15 10 a.m - 1 p.m - Fridays in February: The Early Fight for Civil Rights - Explore the early 1900s and discover the trials and troubles in the lives of African Americans. Take part in training classes for domestic servants during the Jim Crow era and learn how hard it was to obtain employment. Reservations are required.
- 2/15 - 2/24 - History Matters: Four Days of Fury: Atlanta 1906 (Check the site for dates and times of this presentation.) The Atlanta History Center presents a unique and immersive experience designed to take visitors back in time. Four Days of Fury: Atlanta 1906, by resident playwright Addae Moon, involves audiences in the ideas, debates, emotions, and perspectives that led to the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot.
- 2/23 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Struggles and Strides: The Early Fight for Civil Rights
Get the full schedule of events here.