Statues of Dred Scott and his wife Harriet Robinson Scott at St. Louis Old Court House with the African American Heritage Flag superimposed. AI 2024

Black History Month Celebrated Downtown St. Louis

Statues of Dred Scott and his wife Harriet Robinson Scott at St. Louis Old Court House. AI 2024
Statues of Dred Scott and his wife Harriet Robinson Scott at St. Louis Old Court House. AI 2024
Statues of Dred Scott and his wife Harriet Robinson Scott St. Louis Old Court House with the African American Heritage Flag superimposed. AI 2024
Statues of Dred Scott and his wife Harriet Robinson Scott at St. Louis Old Court House with the African American Heritage Flag superimposed. AI 2024

Celebrating Black History Month in St. Louis:

February is Black History Month, and St. Louis offers a multitude of events and resources to explore and honor the rich contributions of the Black community. Here’s a quick overview:

Events:

Museums and Historical Sites:

  • National Blues Museum: Explore the roots and evolution of Blues music, a central element of Black American culture.
  • Missouri History Museum: Discover exhibits showcasing the contributions of Black St. Louisans in various fields.
  • The Scott Joplin House State Historic Site: Learn about the life and legacy of the renowned ragtime composer Scott Joplin.
  • St. Louis Art Museum: Explore African and African American art throughout the museum’s collection.
African American Flag in front of St. Louis City Hall during Black History Month. AI 2024
African American Flag in front of St. Louis City Hall during Black History Month. AI 2024

Libraries:

  • Both the St. Louis Public Library and St. Louis County Library offer special programs and resources dedicated to Black History Month, including book displays, author talks, and educational materials.

Additional Resources:

  • St. Louis Black History Museum & Cultural Center: Dedicated to preserving and sharing the history and culture of Black St. Louisans.
  • The Griot Museum of Black History: Offers exhibits and educational programs exploring Black history and culture.
  • Africian American Cultural Center: Provides resources and programs focused on the Black community in St. Louis.

Remember: This is just a glimpse into the vast array of offerings available in St. Louis during Black History Month. Do your research, explore what interests you, and immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of the Black community!

Black History Month St. Louis Civil Courts Monument with Freedom Suits that freed slaves. AI 2024
Black History Month St. Louis Civil Courts Monument with Freedom Suits that freed slaves. AI 2024
St. Louis Civil Courts Building and Freedom Suits featured during Black History Month. AI 2024
St. Louis Civil Courts Building and Freedom Suits featured during Black History Month
St. Louis Freedom Suits on Monument at Civil Courts building celebrated during Black History Month. AI 2024
St. Louis Freedom Suits on Monument at Civil Courts building celebrated during Black History Month. AI 2024
Black History Month celebrated with red and green lights on top of the St. Louis Civil Courts building. AI 2024
St. Louis Civil Courts building celebrates Black History Month with red and green lights on building. AI 2024
St. Louis Civil Courts building celebrates Black History Month with red and green lights on building. AI 2024
St. Louis Civil Courts building celebrates Black History Month with red and green lights on building. AI 2024
St. Louis Civil Courts building celebrates Black History Month with red and green lights on building. AI 2024
St. Louis Civil Courts building celebrates Black History Month with red and green lights on building. AI 2024
St. Louis Civil Courts building celebrates Black History Month with red and green lights on building. AI 2024
St. Louis Civil Courts building celebrates Black History Month with red and green lights on building. AI 2024
The two sphinxes atop the St. Louis Civil Courts building were sculpted by Rebeck and are one of his best known national works of art.
The two sphinxes atop the St. Louis Civil Courts building were sculpted by Rebeck and are one of his best known national works of art.