Black History Month

Join us this February as we celebrate Black History Month. 

Black History Month unofficially started in 1915 — 50 years after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. However, it wasn’t until 1976 that February was officially designated as Black History Month to acknowledge the achievements of Black Americans and recognize their important role in shaping this country.

Since then, every President has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme as designated by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). This year’s theme, “Black Resistance,” explores how African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression in all forms.

At Pine Street Inn we are committed to being a welcoming place for all. Thank you to those who continue to fight for equality. We encourage you to visit the Black History Month events, explore the in-person and virtual tours, and visit some of the Black-owned businesses found in the links below.

Black History Month Events, Tours and More


  • A Black Women’s History of the United States
    By Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross
  • Between The World And Me
    Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race
    By Beverly Daniel Tatum PhD
  • White Fragility
    By Robin Diangelo

Visit Frugal Bookstore in Nubian Square to find some of these books, as well as supporting a Black owned business in Boston!