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Black History Month In Hampton Roads

Local Black History Events in Hampton Roads VA

Here is our BIG LIST of local family events in honor of Black History Month in Hampton Roads. These programs are for a variety of age groups.

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Black History Month in Hampton Roads

All Month Long & Multi-Day Events

Black History Now 2022 (Portsmouth)
Dates: January 15- February 26, 2022
Description: Join the Portsmouth Museums and the Portsmouth Public Libraries as we celebrate Black History Now through a series of events, programs, lectures, family friendly activities, and more. Topics relate to current museum exhibitions and highlight local people and history.

Free Admission to Norfolk Botanical Garden (Norfolk)
Dates: Thursdays in February 2022: February 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2022
Description: Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG) celebrates Black History Month by offering Free Admission Thursdays in February.

Black History Month Celebration at Best Kept Secret (Hampton)
Date: Saturdays, February 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2022 from 11am-3pm

Rooting for the Home Team: Portsmouth’s Black Baseball Players,
Date: Fridays & Saturdays, January 25-26, February 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, & 25-26, 2022

Black History Month at The Virginia Living Museum (Newport News)
Description: The Virginia Living Museum celebrates Black History Month with information and activities relating to African American scientists. On Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm join us to explore the fields of study that these Doctors and researchers advance every day.
Cost: Included in Museum Admission

Driving tour of Black history (Hampton)
Description: Celebrate Black History Month by taking a driving tour that highlights more than 400 years of rich African American history in Hampton. The 400 Years Forward Driving Tour explores heritage sites throughout the city, including Fort Monroe National Monument, the Emancipation Oak, Aberdeen Gardens, the Little England Chapel, the Tucker family cemetery, and the Hampton History Museum.

The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity (Online)
Description: Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans. The cultures and experiences of Americans of African descent are vital to the nation’s history. This history provides powerful insight into the diversity, identity and representation of the Black family. These stories can be found at Virginia State Parks.

Black History Month with Chesapeake Public Library (Online)
Description: Be inspired to dream and win this year as you reflect on the contributions of resilient African American visionaries. Take part in celebratory events or use our recommended resources to accomplish your personal and professional goals.

Black History Trivia Contest at Portsmouth Main Library (Portsmouth)
Description: Come on down to the Children’s department in the basement to participate all month long! Open to all ages. Answers reside on the department’s bulletin board.

Celebrate African-American Scientists! at Children’s Museum of Virginia (Portsmouth)
Description: Discover African American scientists and their significant contributions during the month of February. Their profiles will be featured throughout the 2nd floor and experiments related to their work will be highlighted in S.T.E.M. Studio each weekend.

Celebrating Black History Month at the Mariner’s Museum (Newport News)
Description: Join us in celebrating Black History Month as The Mariners’ Museum and Park presents a variety of programs recognizing the rich history and culture of Blacks, Africans, and African Americans who helped to shape the world! Programs vary in person, virtual or both. Pre-registration may be required.

Black Girl Magic with Hurrah Players (Norfolk)
Date: February 11-13, 2022

400 Years Forward Bus Tour (Hampton)
Date: February 11, 12, 25 & 26, 2022

The Dixie 3: A Story on Civil Rights in Nursing (Hampton)
Date: February 21-27, 2022

Afrofuturism: Black Scientists and Science Fiction at Nauticus (Norfolk)
Date: February 24-27, 2022

Single Day Events

Black and Super at Morgan Memorial Library (Suffolk)
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 10am-2pm

Honor Virginia’s Black Ancestry Black History Month at Indian River Library (Chesapeake)
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 1pm

Urban Slavery and the Construction of Drydock #1 at the Gosport Shipyard at Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (Portsmouth)
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 1:30-3pm

Dreaming and Winning Workshop – Black History Month at Indian River Library (Chesapeake)
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 3pm

Black History Month Celebration at the Y. H. Thomas Community Center (Hampton)
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 5pm

Homeschool: Follow the Drinking Gourd-A Quest for Freedom at the Virginia Living Museum (Newport News)
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 10am

Our Story: A Black History Month Celebration at North Suffolk Library (Suffolk)
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 10am-2pm

African American History Expo at Portsmouth Main Library (Portsmouth)
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 2-4pm

The Day Program | Drumming with Kam for Black History Month at Central Library (Chesapeake)
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 3-4:30pm

 

Previous Events

Caribbean Dreaming with Gary Garlic at Portsmouth Main Library (Portsmouth)
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 10:30am-12pm

Tickle My Ears: Sulwe at Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk)
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 10:30am

Virtual D-Day Memorial Lunchbox Lecture Series: “Heroines of the Six-Triple Eight”  (Virtual)
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 12pm

African Maritime Collage at The Mariner’s Museum (Newport News)
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 10am-2pm

An Underground River: Black History Tour on the ERT Waterside Marina (Norfolk)
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 2-3:30pm

Livestream History Program – Colin Powell (Virtual)
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2022 from 8-9:30pm

Family Food Fun: Soul Food Collard Greens with Suffolk Public Library (Virtual + Kit)
Date: Monday, February 7, 2022 from 4-5pm

VIRTUAL: Doris “Dorie” Miller: An American Hero with The Mariner’s Museum (Newport News)
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 1pm

STEM Explorers: Black Inventors with Suffolk Public Library (Virtual + Kit)
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 6-7pm

Tuskegee Airmen: The First Top Guns at Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (Portsmouth)
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 1:30-3pm

Local Black History Events in Hampton Roads VA