Black History Month in Pittsburgh 2022

Jaime Filipek Active + Engaged Residents, Advocacy, Diverse + Connected Region, Featured Advocacy, General, Uncategorized

February is Black History Month – an opportunity to recognize, centralize, and celebrate the role of Black people in the past and present of the United States and the world. Black history IS American history, but it is too often siloed and erased from the stories we tell.

As we celebrate Black history this month, we must also commit to honoring it year-round. Attention to our complex histories is essential to understanding the present moment, to imagining new, just futures, and to securing those just futures.

The fight for racial justice must be part of our everyday practices. Here in the Pittsburgh region, there are many ways to learn about and honor Black history, uplift the Black community locally, and support Black leaders in the work of anti-racism. We’ve compiled many of them here. We hope you will find the opportunities that speak to you, and that you will continue this work beyond the month of February.

Events, Celebrations, and More

Ongoing

January 30-February 5

February 6-February 12

February 13-February 19

February 20-Feburary 28

Black History in Pittsburgh:
More Resources: Read / Watch / Listen
  • Stay tuned!
Support Black-Owned Businesses
  • Cocoapreneur – Visit Cocoapreneur to view a directory of black-owned businesses in Pittsburgh. Cocoapreneur provides support to businesses through advertising, marketing, and consulting.
  • BlackOwnedPGH – Follow BlackOwnedPGH on Instagram for business spotlights and recommendations.
Supporting the Work of Racial Justice in Pittsburgh:

There are so many black-led organizations working to end racism, uplift black communities, and create positive change in our region. Here are a few groups that are black-led and/or work closely with the black community that you can connect with, volunteer for, donate to, and support:

We will continue to update this list throughout February. If you know of an event, organization, or resource that we missed, please submit it to our community calendar or email jaime@pump.org. Thank you!