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10 events celebrating Black History Month in San Antonio

Honor the contributions of Black Americans at these local events.

SATXtoday: San Antonio Buffalo Soldier San Pedro Historical Marker Dedication

Learn about the history and legacy of the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers organization at the Briscoe Western Art Museum during Black History Month.

February is Black History Month, a period of recognition for the contributions, triumphs, struggles, and history of Black Americans. In San Antonio, local organizations and community groups have several events lined up to commemorate the occasion — here are 10 that are taking place in the coming weeks.

Beautifully Black | Slab Arthouse Cinema, 134 Blue Star | Thursday, Feb. 1 - Saturday, Feb. 24 | Join the African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio for an exhibit featuring 13 quilters curated by Deborah Harris.

Honoring Lincoln Elementary: Black Westside Voices | Westside Education & Training Center, 610 SW 41st St. | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 3-5 p.m. | Spend the afternoon learning about the legacy of Lincoln Elementary School by listening to stories by teachers + community leaders.

Douglass Day 2024 Transcribe-a-thon | Coates Library 103, Trinity University | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Join the university’s Humanities Collective to celebrate Frederick Douglass’s birthday by transcribing his letters.

African American Story Gathering Day | Haven Oaks Community Bible Church, 10294 FM 539, Sutherland Springs, TX | Saturday, Feb. 17 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bring your stories, photos, keepsakes, memorabilia, and information to this story harvesting event for the Freedom Colonies along the Cibolo Creek.

Trade Talks: Buffalo Soldiers | Briscoe Western Art Museum | Sunday, Feb. 18 | 1-3 p.m. | Join the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers while engaging with objects + learning about the history of the Buffalo Soldiers in Texas.

Colors of San Antonio | Raindrop Cultural Center, 4337 Vance Jackson Rd., Ste. 203 | Friday, Feb. 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Experience the vibrant Colors of Nigeria through engaging discussions + presentations on its culture, art, history, music, and traditions.

African American Book Festival | Second Baptist Community Center, 3310 E. Commerce St. | Saturday, Feb. 24 | 12 - 5 p.m. | This fifth annual event was created to celebrate the power of Black literature, explain the importance of representation, and to encourage Black economics.

Explore African American Music History, Quilt Art, and Movement | Westfall Library, 6111 Rosedale Ct. | Saturday, Feb, 24 | 2-3 p.m. | Participate in a movement exercise with Tanesha Payne, watch a short clip from the documentary “The Quilt,” and draw your own quilt square with the African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio.

Black Excellence Hair Showcase | 4803 S. Flores St. | Saturday, Feb. 24 | 4-8 p.m. | Enjoy hair stylists, models, and dancers display their talents through braiding and weaves while celebrating the beauty and creativity of Black hair.

Black Restaurant Weeks | Multiple locations | Sunday, Feb. 25 - Sunday, March 3 | Have a slice of culture + celebrate the contributions of Black-owned restaurants, food trucks, and businesses throughout this week-long event. Don’t miss: $1 from every purchase helps to raise funds for local charities.