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, “African Americans and the Arts,” explores how African Americans artists have used art to preserve history and community memory as well as for empowerment.
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-Owned Restaurants & Businesses