Black History Month

Black History Month

Enjoy concourse displays and virtual content all month long in honor of Black History Month!
Black History Month
NYS OGS Celebrates Black History Month


Black History Month is an annual observance to honor and recognize the many achievements of African Americans. In 1926, Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History established “Negro History Week” as a national celebration of African American contributions to U.S. History.  Since then, Negro History Week has expanded to become what is now known as the international celebration revered as Black History Month. 

Celebrate from home

Schedule of Empire State Plaza Concourse Displays


In New York State, there’s a shared culture of diversity, including contributions of prominent African American New Yorkers. Take a tour along the South Concourse of the Empire State Plaza and view cultural art displays from the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, Inc., Underground Railroad, and more! 


2021 NYS Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Student Art & Essay Exhibition February 1 - February 26
Underground Railroad February 2 - February 26
African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region Art Display February 12 - February 26
369th Veterans Association Information Display February 22 - February 26