Black History Month Unique Unites Celebrate Black History Month this February in Milwaukee! Use this page as your source for experiences that highlight African-American history, culture, and impact on our city and world. With cultural institutions to visit, Black-owned businesses to support and events to connect with the community at, you are sure to have a rich and full Black History Month! Native American records show that African Americans were living in Milwaukee as early as the 1700s, and the city saw a surge of Black residents moving north for manufacturing jobs during the 1940s-1960s. The contributions that Black people have made to business, culture, and social justice in Milwaukee cannot be understated, and today the fight to create a better, more equitable Milwaukee continues. MKE Black Black-owned business directoryNYT's 52 Places for a Changed World: BronzevilleAmerica's Black Holocaust Museum Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Dive deeper into the historic and creative contributions of African Americans in Milwaukee and Wisconsin at these cultural institutions. America's Black Holocaust Museum Opening to the public later this year, this history and memorial museum has a robust virtual presence and a variety of online galleries and events. Exhibits focus on both the history of the Black Holocaust in America and drawing redemptive lessons from the tragedies of the past. Wisconsin Black Historical Society & Museum The mission of Wisconsin Black Historical Society (WBHS/M) is to document and preserve the historical heritage of people of African descent in Wisconsin. The historical society is not just a wonderful place to learn about Black history, but also a great resource for families hoping to do genealogical research. NO Studios Founded by Milwaukee native and Academy Award winner John Ridley, this hub for film and creativity offers extensive virtual programming while we wait for in-person programming to resume. Paramount Records Trail Did you know some of the most important recordings in blues history were made in nearby Grafton? The Paramount Records studio opened at Wisconsin Chair Company in Grafton in 1922 - today, you can take a self-guided walking tour of blues history at Paramount Plaza in Grafton. Dr. James Cameron Pamphlet Collection The Milwaukee Public Library's special collections include 38 self-published pamphlets by civil rights activist Dr. James Cameron (the founder of America's Black Holocaust Museum). These pamphlets can be viewed digitally. Milwaukee Art Museum - Richard and Erna Flagg Collection of Haitian Art The Milwaukee Art Museum holds the largest collection of Haitian art outside of Haiti. The Richard and Erna Flagg Collection of Haitian Art focuses on family, community and religion. The collection can be seen among other notable works of art in the museum's open hours. Explore Alice's Garden Explore Alice's Garden Explore Bronzeville Collective Explore Bronzeville Collective There are so many ways to support Milwaukee's Black businesses and organizations every day. You could: Search for takeout food, shopping, and more on MKE Black, an online directory of Black businesses. Visit Sherman Phoenix, a combination food hall and boutique mall with vendors offering everything from foodstuffs to yoga. Do your gifting at Bronzeville Collective, which features the work of dozens of local artists of color Book your next salon appointment at Urbaine Oasis Spa Boutique. Get some tasty Caribbean-American food at Uppa Yard. Grab a signature coffee creation at Rise & Grind Cafe or a flight of cold brews at Boiler House Café. Find your zen at HoneyBee Sage Wellness & Apothecary with their wide variety of herbs, teas, and bath & body products. Discover a new take on an old favorite at Twisted Plants, a vegan/plant-based comfort food. Black History Month Events For a complete, up-to-date list of weekend’s events and happenings, visit Milwaukee365 Date Name Category Description There are no events that match your selected filters... yet.