Black History Month in Pittsburgh 2023

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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 commit to honoring the legacies and ongoing contributions of our Black neighbors past and present. Even after so much effort and progress, we see in our society too many instances and patterns of injustice, but also many that stand forward to see change happen at different levels. In the midst of ongoing challenges, there is much to celebrate, to honor, and to enjoy together. 

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 have compiled many of them here. We hope you will find an event, celebration, or organization that resonates with you. If we can be helpful with connecting you to an organization to learn more about them, please let us know.

Events, Celebrations, and More


Black History in Pittsburgh
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 Thank you!