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Celebrating Black History Month: FREE Virtual Experiences



Celebrating Black History Month: FREE Virtual Experiences


Whether your class knows a lot about Black Heritage or not much at all, these FREE online experiences will challenge and familiarize your students with Black History. They will encourage students to observe the past, know about current events, and look forward to what’s to come.


Here are a few hand-selected virtual experiences to share with your students. They show an honest look back at American history and the experiences of those who survived in times of adversity and racism.


African American Artists by the Smithsonian American Art Museum

This experience offers an opportunity to learn about the diverse body of artwork created by African American artists and the historical, social, and cultural events.


Virtual Exhibitions at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

In celebration of Black History Month, the museum invites you to explore several free virtual exhibits and online resources to learn more about Black American experiences through history.

Archives of African American Music and Culture at Archives of African American Music & Culture Museum

The collections highlight the history behind influential music ranging from classical to gospel to R&B, Hip Hop, and radio.


Virtual Tour of Frederick Douglass Property by Frederick Douglass Historic Site

Learn about the life of Fredrick Douglass through objects, documents, and photographs from his home in Cedar Hill. From 1878 to 1895, this house provided a foundation for his active political career as well as his comfortable family life.


Portraits of African Americans by Google Art & Culture

The National Portrait Gallery’s collection features more than 1,000 portraits of African American history-makers. Explore portraits of African Americans whose achievements changed history.


This exhibition highlights abolitionists who fought for enslaved people’s liberty. Experience novels, documents, photographs, art, and speeches created in an effort to end slavery in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.



This online photo exhibition documents the role of Black women during the civil rights movement as they led rallies and protests to speak out against slavery.

Explore the Gallopade Black Heritage Collection for even more resources celebrating Black History.

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