Black History Month in Huntsville – how to celebrate

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Celebrate Black History Month in Huntsville, honoring the rich history of African Americans in North Alabama. (Huntsville Vistors Guide)

February is Black History Month, a month dedicated to honoring, remembering and saluting the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans in the United States.

There are several opportunities and events to help you celebrate Black History Month right here in Huntsville, and here are some of our top picks:

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Civil Rights Landmarks Driving Tour

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The Civil Rights Landmark Tour is open all month long. (Huntsville.org)

Visit sites of landmark moments and monuments of the Civil Rights Movement that occurred in Huntsville. Sites include the first Alabama private school to integrate, locations of lunch counter sit-ins, discover the significance of the Buffalo Soldiers in Huntsville, and more!

  • Where: Multiple sites in Huntsville
  • When: Jan. – March
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Midwest Invitational Black Rodeo

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The Midwest Invitational Black Rodeo is hosted by Alabama A&M. (Midwest Invitational Rodeo via Facebook)

To kick off the month,  come see more than 100 African American rodeo athletes in celebration of Black History Month, This is a full scale professional rodeo, all the excitement of bull riding, tie down calf roping, ladies barrel racing, junior barrel races and junior breakaway ropers among other events!

Underground Railroad:  Journey to Freedom 

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Celebrate Black History Month at this educational and fascinating presentation at Burritt on the Mountain. (Burritt on the Mountain via Facebook)

Come learn the history of the Underground Railroad, immerse yourself in the stories of some of the secret journeys, and hear how the stories themselves were passed on.  Experience an interactive trip through the Historic Park at Burritt on the Mountain and you put yourself in the shoes of one of the brave individuals who resisted slavery.  

  • Where: Burritt on the Mountain
  • When: Feb. 18, 10AM – 3:30PM
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2023 Black History Month Luncheon

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John William Templeton will be the keynote speaker for the Black History Month Luncheon. (Huntsville Metro Black Chamber of Commerce)

Join the Huntsville Metro Black Chamber of Commerce at the 2023 Black History Month luncheon to reflect and celebrate the richness of African American History.

The keynote speaker will be John William Templeton, historian, author and publisher, and founder of the National Black Business Month.

Brick by Brick: The Legacy of Henderson + Daniel Brandon

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This Black History Month event is at Harrison Bros. Hardware downtown. (Historic Huntsville Foundation)

The Historic Huntsville Foundation’s third-annual “Rooted in History” exhibition brings overdue attention to Henderson Brandon & Son, Huntsville’s most successful Black-owned business.

  • Where: Harrison Brothers Hardware
  • When: Feb. 24-28
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Michael Seale
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