Black History Month Activities for Families

Last updated: February 11, 2021, at 12:08 p.m. PT

Originally published: February 10, 2021, at 3:04 p.m. PT

Black History Month

February is Black History Month, where we honor and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Black people who have guided our country’s growth and progress. Below are ways you and your family can honor and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans who have guided our country’s growth and progress. 

  • Checkout YMCA of Greater Seattle Black History Month Calendar of Events 

  • Read books that celebrate Black History Month. 

  • Visit the Northwest African American Museum for a month of virtual events Celebrating Local and Nation Black accomplishments. Highlights include:  

  • Family Table Talk – Look over this list of 120 Inspiring Quotes for Black History Month and chose a different quote each day to discuss over dinner talk about the person who said the quote and what they are known for.  Ask your family questions like… 

    • What does this quote mean to you  
    • Give a “real life” example of what this quote is about.  
    • What do you think prompted the speaker to say this  
    • Is there something you can learn from this quote about how you should live your life?