Black History Month Events

Houston celebrates with art, music and dance

February is the month that we celebrate the rich history and numerous historical contributions of the African American culture. Below is a list of a few ways in which you may participate in Black History Month in the Houston area.

University of Houston: Whispers from the Colored Section
Cullen Performance Hall
4800 Calhoun

Urban Souls Dance Company will perform Whispers from the Colored Section - a celebration of Black History told through dance on February 12 at 8 p.m. The work will feature choreography by Harrison Guy, music by Dr. Malcolm Rector and poetry by SEEK the poet.

Adult tickets are $20, children and senior tickets are $15.

Houston Public Library: Express Children's Theater Presents Freedom Train
Central Branch
500 McKinney

Join the cast of Houston's oldest and largest child and family performance arts organizations as they perform Freedom Train. The story follows a family as they travel from Texas to Mexico via the Underground Railroad. The free show opens on Saturday, February 12 at 11 a.m. at the downtown branch of the Houston Public Library.

Houston Community College: Annual Black History Gala
Hilton-Americas Hotel
1600 Lamar

Each year, HCC and its generous sponsors throw the Annual Black History Gala which raises scholarship funds for Houston Community College students. Past gala keynote speakers include Spike Lee, Soledad O'Brien and James Earl Jones. The gala takes place on Friday, February 25 at 7 p.m.

Community Artists' Collective: Citywide African American Artists Exhibition
1413 Holman St.


Community Artists' Collective will host the 15th annual African American Artists Exhibition. Prize announcements will take place on Tuesday, February 1 at 8 p.m. followed by a reception on Friday, February 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.