Ways to Celebrate Black History Month 2021

by William Ratliff
Published February 4, 2021

February is Black History Month and there are a number of ways you can celebrate it.

Due to the pandemic, many events are moving online, but there are still ways to honor this month and what, and who, it represents, either online or in person. This year’s theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity,” chosen by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, who is also hosting a virtual festival to celebrate Black History Month.  



WT BHM Speakers  

WTAMU Black Women’s Association

February 10th, 17th, 26th | 6 pm

WT’s Black Women’s Association is featuring a number of speakers as well as a banquet that caps off the month on February 26th at 6 pm. The speaker lineup includes AC’s very own Melodie Graves, as well as a couple of other professional women from the area. 

Speakers include: 

  • Feb. 10: Ta’keira Benoit of the National Nuclear Security Administration and Kourtney Punch-Russell of Pantex Plant

  • Feb. 17: Melodie Graves, community activist and Amarillo College Associate Director of Academic Advising

Each of the talks is scheduled for 6 pm at the Legends Club in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center. Face coverings and social distancing are required. You can also join via Zoom by registering here:

More details will be forthcoming about the banquet as they become available. For more information, please visit this WT article. 

Black Momentum Screening of ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’
February 13th | 4 pm

Black Momentum and the Black Historical Cultural Center will be doing a premiere screening of JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH. The event is FREE and there are only 50 spots available. They will offer a cash concession stand and the funds will go directly toward Black Momentum to help ongoing projects and partnership with the Black Historical Cultural Center. 

COVID guidelines will be enforced. Masks are required and the venue is set for social distancing. Space is very limited. Get your tickets early.  

Register here.


Black Historical Cultural Center Live Play, 'Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters'
February 21st | 6 pm

901 N. Hayden
Tickets:  $10 adult | $5 students | 12 & under FREE
For tickets call 806-335-6799. 

Amarillo College’s Diversity Team 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration
February 23rd | 12 pm

More details coming soon.


NAACP’s Virtual Black History Month Celebration
February 27th | 6 pm

Check the NAACP Facebook Page for more details and information coming soon. 




ASALH’s Black History Month Virtual Festival

During the month of February, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History is hosting a number of virtual events on their YouTube channel. Many of these online events are free to the public. For more information, dates, and times of events visit the ASLAH website.


The Holocaust Museum of Houston Virtual Events

During the month of February, The Holocaust Museum of Houston is hosting a number of virtual events, including film screenings, professional development sessions, lectures, musical performances, and more. Events are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Some events are already sold out. For more information and to register for these events, see the HMH event website.  


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The COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine will be available to all currently employed (full-time and part-time) faculty, staff, and student workers, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 9-10 at our Carter Fitness Center.

Vaccinations will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.