Black History Month

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is hosting several Black History Month events during February at A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center, the historic Thomas Center, Bo Diddley Plaza and Evergreen Cemetery.

African American History Month (Black History Month) is a month-long celebration of the achievements and cultural recognition of African Americans in the United States. During the 1800s to the 20th Century, African American have made significant contributions to Black life from the early days of the abolitionist movements, the reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, Black arts movement and the civil rights movement during Jim Crow. 

 

 

Special thanks to the many partners who made this celebration happen!