Black History Month 2024

Black History Month 2024


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati, OH)

Harriet Beecher Stowe House: House Tours and Walking Tours (Cincinnati, OH)

The Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center (Dayton, OH)

National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center (Wilberforce, OH)

Over-the-Rhine Walking the Stories


Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame

Clermont County Underground Railroad Tour

Historic Home and Underground Railroad Site Walking Tour of Ripley, OH

Tour of Madisonville (A community in Cincinnati, OH), including historic African American cemetery

Covington, KY Black History Tour

Where you can see African American public art (Cincinnati, OH)

Cincinnati Black Historic Sites (most are free)


Cincinnati Black History Month events


Featured titles from Good Reads

Featured titles from, including recommendations for adults (fiction and nonfiction), kids, middle grade students, young adults, cookbooks, and poetry

6 books to help young readers learn about Black history

101 powerful books to celebrate Black history all year long

2015 Beacon Honoree Dr. Alvin Crawford recently published his autobiography, “The Bone Doctor’s Concerto: Music, Surgery, and the Pieces in Between.” It’s a personal account of segregation, integration, ambition, hard work, and taking risks.


15 must-watch Black history movies for kids and families

Rated G

  • Garrett’s Gift
  • The Color of Friendship

Rated PG

  • Hidden Figures
  • Ruby Bridges
  • John Lewis: Good Trouble
  • A Raisin in the Sun (classic)
  • Imitation of Life (classic)
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (classic)

Rated PG-13 and TV-14

  • Rustin
  • American Fiction
  • The Color Purple
  • Selma
  • Till
  • The Hate U Give
  • 42: The Jackie Robinson Story
  • Harriet
  • The Butler
  • Just Mercy
  • Loving
  • Red Tails
  • Marshall
  • Respect

 Rated R and TV-MA

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • 13th
  • BlacKKKlansman
  • Malcolm X
  • The United States vs Billie Holiday
  • One Night in Miami



Black History Month Playlist from Apple Music

13 songs to celebrate


The Black Brigade and its mission to save Cincinnati

Let’s Talk Cincy: Celebrating Greater Cincinnati’s Black History

Poems, articles, and podcasts that explore African American history and culture

14 books, films, TV shows, podcasts, and albums from and about Black artists: Boston University

Black History Month Virtual Festival (Association for the Study of African American Life and History)

5 African Americans who helped shape Cincinnati

Greater Cincinnati Foundation: Celebrating Regional Black Stories

African Americans have been woven into every fabric of Cincinnati’s rich historical tapestry. However, their part in the region’s history has yet to be told this way (The Voice of Black Cincinnati)

National Museum of African American History & Culture (digital learning program)

PBS: Black History Month—Groundbreakers, Pioneers, and Trailblazers  Watch shows celebrating the lives and careers of individuals who changed their industry in the face of racial prejudice, many as the first black man or woman in their positions.

National Archives

Library of Congress

Listen to the “1619” podcast