Celebrating Black History Month

Want to know why Black History Month is in February?  Are you curious about Black Americans you don’t know, but should?  Or looking for Black authors to read or movies to watch?  Here are a few sites that provide a wealth of resources:  Oprah Magazine – Black History Month, Be The Bridge, and PBS.  

As we join our community and country in celebrating Black History Month, we invite you to join us as we learn more about the history of our country, state, city, and church.

Our State’s History

Watch WRAL’s Following the Underground Railroad across North Carolina & their Forward Together series.

Visit – 23 Important Places to Learn About Black History in North Carolina 

Discover people you may not have learned about in school.

Read Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs

Learn about some Iconic NC Artists           

Raleigh’s History  

Learn about Raleigh’s Black History – Virtually with Carmen Cauthen on 2/13 at 3:00 pm – Register Here

Watch Oberlin: A Village Rooted in Freedom

Explore Downtown Raleigh’s African American Heritage with Self-Guided Digital Walking Tours 

Visit Raleigh Landmarks

Check out Exhibits, Tours & Events Around the Triangle

St. Paul A.M.E 

Learn the History of St. Paul A.M.E.(formed from the slave membership of our church)

Read a National Park Service Article about St. Paul 

Events For Kids

Celebrate Black History Month at Chavis Park

Multigenerational Activity Journal & Resource Book

Support Local Businesses

Eat & Shop at Local Black-Owned Businesses

Shop at a Bazaar for Black History Month@Transfer Co. – 2/19, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Minority Owned Food Truck Pop Up – 2/27, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Chavis Park

Read a message from Bishop Fairley

For Pro-Baptismal / Anti-Racist Resources including links to books, movies, podcasts, social media to follow, etc., click here.