4 ways to celebrate Black History Month virtually
Black History Month commemorations might look different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but you can still celebrate virtually.
Check out the list below for some ways you can participate:
1. Virtual Field Trips
Google Arts and Culture allows you to take a virtual field trip and enjoy online experiences through more than 80 partner institutions. Among the featured exhibits are the Civil Rights Movement Exhibit; Fredrick Douglass—from Slavery to Freedom: The Journey to New York, and Kansas City Jazz. Google Arts and Culture also offers African American Art from the Hewitt Collection.
You can also learn more about national places that remember and celebrate African American history. Click here for 22 historical sites to learn more about Black History Month.
2. Help Black businesses
The pandemic has had a negative effect on businesses, especially on Black-owned businesses. This month, help them stay afloat by buying from them. Here are some ways to find shops during Black History Month.
3. Virtual concert
The Chicago Children's Choir will host its annual Black History Month Concert virtually on Feb. 26. The production will feature many genres including gospel and jazz. Check out the performances here.
4. Participate in online events
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has virtual events and conversations that affirm and preserve the accomplishments of African Americans throughout history. Click here for more information.
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, in Detroit, explores and celebrates the African American history and culture. During Black History Month, they will have various online events.
Black History Month Community Yoga: If you're used to taking yoga classes over Zoom, then this event will be right up your alley. Open to the BIPOC community, each class will be themed around what Black History Month means to the instructor, through the lens of their practice. Classes run all month long, Monday through Friday.