Black History Month

How your family can show LOVE this February

We are talking about LOVE in February in Waumba Land and UpStreet! We are learning how to love God and others in big and small ways.

We can’t think of anything better for kids to learn, especially during Black History Month. As you know, anytime we celebrate others and their impact on our lives, we show love in a BIG way!

If you're looking for ways to grow in love and to celebrate African Americans in history—and those making history today—we hope these resources give you and your kids a great place to start.

Black History Month at the Children’s Museum

Plan your visit and stop by the Stage, Science Bar, and Creativity Café to learn about prominent African Americans in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and art.

 

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Experience this museum and its many special installations and exhibits this month. There are timed entry tickets and COVID-19 guidelines in place for you to safely take everything in.

 

Hop’NGo Tours’ Day Tour

This Black-owned tour company has several tours that explore the history of Atlanta by exploring local cuisine and sightseeing. For $125, you can experience a day tour and visit Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Madam CJ Walker Museum, and the Sweet Auburn Historic District, to name a few.

 

Atlanta from the Ashes: Downtown History Tour

This one-hour, free guided tour offers a look into the history of Woodruff Park and downtown Atlanta, including the civil rights movement. RSVPs are required.

 

The APEX Museum

This is Atlanta’s first and oldest Black history museum. See everything from a timeline of African history that goes back to 5500 BC to stories of early African-American pioneers in Atlanta.

Flowering Forest – a Tree Tribute

Visit Freedom Park Conservancy and Trees Atlanta and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights for a tree-planting session in honor of the late Rep. John Lewis. Planting sessions will occur in Freedom Park from February 19–21 to honor what would have been the congressman’s 81st birthday. Volunteers can participate by planting trees, flowering shrubs, and fields of daffodils. Register here..

 

DeKalb History Center’s 13th Annual Black History Month Program

The DeKalb History Center’s Black History Month program will have a live panel discussion about the genealogy of African Americans in Atlanta and DeKalb County. “Growing in Power and Promise” will include interactive breakout sessions and cost between $10–$15 to join via Zoom.

 

We Share the Dream: A Digital Exhibition

Dr. King often spoke about uniting humankind as one family. He referred to this communal ideal by many names, but most enduringly as the “Beloved Community.” The digital exhibition We Share the Dream: King’s Beloved Community examines this idea.

       

Elementary

Preschool

We encourage you to purchase your books at one of the area’s amazing, Black-owned children’s bookstores.

Brave and Kind Books        

Listening Tree Books