1st Day of African American Heritage Month

February 1, 2023 all-day America/New York Timezone

African American Heritage Month is observed for the month of February every year. People celebrate African American Heritage Month and throughout the year to reflect on more than 400 years of American African history and heritage that have shaped the American culture as we know it today. Celebrations are held across national parks, schools and universities, and communities around the country. People celebrate the month by finding special places, historic moments, and personal journeys that have contributed to conversations and moments of African American representation, identity, and diversity in America’s history. Today, the American identity is closely related to that of African Americans.