Black History Month was created as a way to teach the history of Americans that have been excluded from our nation’s historical narrative. This month, we encourage you to be intentional about learning more about our collective history by supporting the historic and educational sites that interpret the lives and legacies of local, influential African Americans and supporting black-owned businesses.
There are many ways to celebrate the contributions of Black Maconites in February and throughout the year. Here are a few we recommend:
- Visit the Tubman Museum
- See a show at the Douglass Theatre, Macon’s historic black theater
- Enjoy the hits and history of Otis Redding by visiting the Otis Redding Museum
- Shop in one of our 7 black-owned boutiques and storefronts
- Download a Cotton Avenue District brochure from Historic Macon and go on a self-guided walking tour of Macon’s historic black business district: https://www.historicmacon.org/african-american-history
- Take a tour of the Ruth Hartley Mosley Memorial Women’s Center
- Visit the Greenwood Bottom Shopping Plaza to learn more about the history of this historic neighborhood and commercial district
- Dine at black-owned restaurants and bars
- Participate in the Buy Black Tour on February 12, 2022.