Every February, the US observes the history, struggles, achievements, and contributions of generations of Black Americans. Here are a few ways to honor Black History Month in Charleston, from art to food to community discussions.
Education through tours
Bulldog Tours will celebrate Black History Month by offering this tour for a discounted rate each Saturday at 10 a.m. in February. The two-hour tour starts from Liberty Square on Concord Street. Ticket prices are $10.
This tour takes you along the journey to the International African American Museum exploring Black history from Chattel slavery to the current day. Ticket prices are $35.
On Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Nathaniel Russell House, indulge in Jollof rice, red rice, and even rice desserts that celebrate the rich history of the grain. Attendees can enjoy the plates along with other side dishes and a curated cocktail menu by The Cocktail Bandits. Ticket prices are $100.
Music, arts, storytelling
The Town of Mount Pleasant will host free and family-friendly events for Black History Month every Saturday. The rest of the month will include a concert featuring traditional Gullah spirituals, a presentation on sweetgrass basket making, special storytelling, and a community panel discussion.
Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 6, through Saturday, Feb. 10, the Colour of Music Festival will have a Black History Month concert series, including classical and orchestral sounds and Harlem Renaissance-inspired music. Ticket prices range from $16.50 - $27.50.
On Friday, Feb. 9, at the Charleston Music Hall, attendees will travel through six decades of music of Black artists. Pro tip: Dressing like your favorite decade is encouraged. Ticket prices range from $20-$22.