Family-Friendly Ideas to Celebrate Black History Month
Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is traditionally observed during the month of February and is a time to commemorate the many contributions and achievements made by African Americans to American culture and society. Below are some activities families may enjoy to learn more about the traditions and people of this rich heritage. Many thanks goes to the members of the County of Orange Social Services Agency’s (SSA) African American Roundtable, a subcommittee of SSA’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee, for providing the celebratory ideas and recommended resources.
African American Innovators and Inventions
From the ironing board to the traffic signal, innovations developed by African Americans have made a significant impact on everyday life. Learn about the innovative creations and the inventors at the links below.
Visit a Cultural Center or Attend an Event
Learn about the history and culture either virtually or in person.
African American History Month
The story behind Black History Month.
Play a game of Black History Month trivia, “Jeopardy!”-style.
Stories about people from various backgrounds and cultures making a difference in their communities.
Program designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the science, technology, engineering or mathematics fields.