Celebrate Black History Month in Columbus, Ohio

From tours to exhibits to concerts, Columbus is ready to honor African American history this month.

drumming and dance

Make drums and participate in drumming concerts at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. | Photo by @columbuslibrary

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February is Black History Month, which is a time to reflect and celebrate people and events in African American history. Here are some local ways you can learn about Black history and immerse yourself in the culture this month.

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Participate in virtual and in-person programs across all branches, including poetry workshops, concerts, an open mic night, a hip-hop class, and an Underground Railroad exhibit.

Ohio History Connection

Browse art shows, exhibits, and partake in film screenings and discussions across the state.

Columbus Museum of Art

On Sunday, Feb. 12, the Columbus Cultural Orchestra will perform a Black History Month pop-up concert from 2-3:30 p.m.

Columbus Black History Tours

Book a 90-minute bus tour with audio-visual presentations or virtual tour to explore and learn about Columbus’ African American history.

Black History Festival

Enjoy networking, excursions, and entertainment at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel.

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