Talk to Kids about Black History Month 

Dedicated to the heritage and achievements of African Americans and people of African descent. The ASALH Black History theme for 2019 is “Black Migrations”, which explores the movement of people of African descent. Introduce and educate your children about Black History and its importance in our society. Check dates and times for inspirational New Jersey area attractions below.

America…We Served! Three Centuries Of African American Soldiers At The Old Barracks Museum

February 23-24, 2019, 10AM-5PM
101 Barrack Street, Trenton NJ, 609.396.1776
Come hear about the brave African American soldiers that helped shape our nation’s history, and learn about the integral role they played in our military.

Black Citizenship In The Age Of Jim Crow

Through March 3, 2019
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
170 Central Park West, New York, NY, 212.873.3400
Exhibit explores the struggle for citizenship and equality 50 years after the Civil War. View art, artifacts, photographs, and media.

Witness To History: African American Voting Rights

Through April 28, 2019
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
170 Central Park West, New York, NY, 212.873.3400
Exhibit at the New-York Historical Society explores the struggle of African Americans to gain access to civil rights, including voting rights.

Arts Of Global Africa At Newark Museum

49 Washington St, Newark, NJ, 973.596.6550
Renovated gallery at the Newark Museum. Come see one of the nation’s oldest collections of African art - masks, textiles, dresses, jewelry, furniture, photography, and paintings. Urban and contemporary art also featured.

Tahira Milk & Cookies At State Theatre New Jersey

February 9, 2019, 10AM & 2PM
15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ, 732.246.7469
Tahira’s storytelling draws from African and African American folklore tradition and her own imagination. Family friendly.

Black History Month At The Montclair Public Library

February 2019
50 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ, 973.744.0500
Special family events: film Akeelah and the Bee on Feb 15th, Maurice Chestnut Master Tap-Dancer on Feb 17th, North Star Songs-Codes and Symbols of the Underground Railroad on Feb 20th.

Whitney! At The Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center

165 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ, 973.757.6000
Get a glimpse into the remarkable life and career of singer Whitney Houston. Photographs, costumes, scrapbooks, video footage, awards, and more!

African American Heritage Museum Of Southern NJ

Wed-Sun, Ongoing
Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ, 609.350.6662
Exhibits on Stereotypes: Little Black Sambo to Aunt Jemima and Beyond. See Furniture & Fixtures from early African American life, from washboards, to ice boxes to sewing machines and more!