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2021: Celebrate Black History Month Around Tampa

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Black History Month Events Around Tampa


Black History month in the United States starts on February 1st and runs for the duration of the month. It is an annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans and is also a time we can recognize the central role of African Americans throughout history. 

Black History Month: Resources


1.  Free 3-Pack of Hallmark Mahogany Greeting Cards


Consumers can visit Hallmark.com/ShareMahoganyCards to request a free three-pack of Hallmark Mahogany greeting cards to share with friends and family. Through culturally authentic designs and bold words of affirmation, Hallmark Mahogany seeks to help consumers honor the past, celebrate the uniqueness of Black culture and deeply connect with loved ones.



2. Free Resources:

Free black history month lessons by Teachers Pay Teachers

Books from Black authors, Black History and more on Barnes & Noble

Free Frederick Douglas Class by Varsity Tutors



Black History Month: Local Spots to Visit


1. African American Heritage Trails in St. Petersburg

These trails offer a walking tour through downtown neighborhoods in St. Petersburg. They are available for groups, individuals, and classes and provide an overview of some of the African American influence on the city.



2. Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Known as the Father of Black History Month, this museum under Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s name is a cultural institution in St. Petersburg, Florida. They exhibit artwork from African American artists and host a variety of events.

Some of the permanent collection, renderings of some the most celebrated individuals of the 20th Century to include:

  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson
  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Malcolm X
  • Langston Hughes
  • Maya Angelou
  • James Weldon Johnson


3. Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center

Here you can visit some of the permanent exhibits at the museum including “Spring Hill.” There is a three-panel exhibit on the history of the African American neighborhood of Sulphur Springs during the segregation era. 



Black History Month: Events


1. Hillsborough County Libraries Celebrates Black History Month

Visit their website for a list of Online Events and educational resources about Black History Month.

Visit the upcoming events & book suggestions at Hillsborough County Libraries.







2. Carrollwood Cultural Center “Black Matters: Past, Present & Future”

Friday, February 12th

The official gallery opening and artist reception for the show “Black Matters: Past, Present & Future,” available to view during the month of February.
This art exhibit celebrates the peaks and valleys of black lives in the past, the present and the possibilities of the future. Art that explores the struggle, tears, laughter, frustration and hope. Art that depicts the unwavering faith, power and character, the endurance and fearlessness experienced generation upon generation.
To help with social distancing, an RSVP is required to attend this event. Please RSVP to [email protected].
To scheduled a guided tour of this and all of the exhibits, email [email protected]



3. 2021 Black History Makers Market

Tampa, FL

Join on February 13, 2021 from 11am to 4pm for the Black History Makers Vendor Market. By shopping local black-owned businesses you will be supporting the evolving community of African-American professionals who are shifting the dynamics of economic growth for future generations.




4. The Studio@620’s salute to Black History Month

St. Petersburg


The Studio@620’s salute to Black History Month returns with another month-long exploration of Black History icons and celebrating of local talent–with a twist. In addition to acknowledging the iconic pioneers who have tirelessly fought for equal rights and freedom, we are also looking to the future and what this world, or others out there may look like. In the spirit of Afro-futurism, the Studio@620 is re-imagining the way in which black lives are celebrated, looking to artists in the community that are forging new worlds, creating new futures, while honoring the past.
Events will occur during the month of February on multiple platforms–catch live-stream poetry readings, installation dance performance, music, artifacts from the future, Instagram performances, and much much more.


5. Black Heritage Expo

Join ReDefiners World Languages as we celebrate and embrace Black Heritage through fashion, music, spoken word and African dance & drumming.

Saturday, February 27, 2021 – 12:00 PM – 5:00PM

@WestShore Plaza, Tampa

FREE Cultural Event for the Entire Family!

African Dancers & Drummers | Live Fashion Show | Spoken Word | Gospel Choir | Musical Artists | Shop Local Vendors | Trace Family Lineage | Explore Community Resources




6. Black History Month @ St. Pete Youth Farm

1664 12th St S, St Petersburg, FL 33705-2514, United States
Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10 AM EST
Join us for a celebration of Black History Month at the St. Pete Youth Farm site behind Enoch Davis.
We’ll have drumming, books to giveaway, and of course lots of outdoor garden work