Join us in celebrating Black History Month this February right here in Montgomery as we honor and elevate the countless contributions from Black culture and African-American innovators with unique experiences to fully celebrate this legacy. Immerse yourself in the city known as ‘The Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement' this month and explore events, activities, and must-visit locations!
MUSEUMS & EXHIBITS
ROSA PARKS MUSEUM
The Troy University Rosa Parks Museum will be offering free admission and activities on Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in honor of Mrs. Parks’ 110th birthday. Also, the City created an art challenge that encourages creativity. Students are asked to create a birthday card for Mrs. Parks with a message they would share if she were alive today. Students – ranging from kindergartners to 12th graders – are encouraged to participate. Awards include a cash prize of $100, a ride on the Rosa Parks bus, and a tour of the Rosa Parks Museum. Entries will be displayed throughout February at Montgomery Plaza. Learn More
CIVIL RIGHTS MEMORIAL CENTER
The CRMC and the Memorial are located just around the corner from the historic church where Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor during the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Alabama Capitol steps, where King spoke to thousands at the conclusion of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.
The CRMC will host the exhibit, The ‘Bloody Sunday’ Foot Solider Identification project at the CRMC during Black History Month. The 'Bloody Sunday' Foot Soldier Identification Project will be on display through February 28, 2022. The exhibit features Alabama law enforcement surveillance photographs of the 1965 'Bloody Sunday' march. Inspired by the photographs, ASU art faculty and local Montgomery artists came together in the galleries to reference these photographs as source material for their artworks to honor the heroism of ‘Bloody Sunday’ foot soldiers.The Portraits of Courage Project was born and became part of the ASU art department’s community programming funded by a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and led by ASU Profs. Nathaniel Allen and Dr. Mary Soylu. Dr. Soylu expressed that "we wanted to harness the power of the visual arts to portray the heroism and humanity of the marchers captured forensically in the surveillance photos.” ASU Profs. Alana Taylor and Cleve Webber organized an exhibition to share the artwork with the broader community at ASU’s Warren-Britt Galleries. An expanded version of the Portraits of Courage Exhibition is currently on display at the Civil Rights Memorial Center (CRMC) at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) featuring work by ASU art faculty and local Montgomery artists. Learn More
THE LEGACY MUSEUM
The Legacy Museum provides a comprehensive history of the United States with a focus on the legacy of slavery. From the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on the North and coastal communities across America through the Domestic Slave Trade and Reconstruction, the museum provides detailed interactive content and compelling narratives. Lynching codified racial segregation, and the emergence of over-incarceration in the 20th century are examined in depth and brought to life through film, images, and first-person narratives. Learn More
THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL FOR PEACE & JUSTICE
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which opened to the public on April 26, 2018, is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved Black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence. Learn More
FREEDOM RIDES MUSEUM
In 1961 groups of volunteers made history by challenging the practice of segregated travel through the South. They called themselves Freedom Riders as they crossed racial barriers in depots and onboard buses. The 1961 Freedom Riders did not begin or end their journey in Montgomery, Alabama, but their arrival changed the city and our nation. Learn More
MONTGOMERY VISITOR CENTER 360 TOURS
With more than a dozen landmarks in walking distance of the Montgomery Visitor Center, Visitor Center Specialists will guide you through the heart of downtown. The quick tour will take you around One Court Square Fountain to hear all about our city's history. Visit the Montgomery Visitor Center Tue - Sat from 9: 00 AM -4:30PM, Sun 11 AM - 4PM to take a tour.
Tour with one of Montgomery's foot soldiers Jake Williams. Jake weaves his personal experiences of being a child walking in the Selma to Montgomery March into his tours that discuss the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Learn More
MORE THAN TOURS
More Than Tours provides an immersive experience sharing civil rights narratives through art, history, and courageous conversation. Learn More
TOURS OF MONTGOMERY
Tour historic homes, churches and businesses that were part of Montgomery's oldest and most prestigious African-American community in the Centennial Hill District. 334-549-9322
During your time with Legendary Tours, you will engage in life-changing conversations that will leave you inspired to become your greatest self without ever leaving your home. Learn More
TRIPLE E GROUP SERVICES
A professional tour guide company providing customized historical tours as a step-on-guide, group escort and event planning services. Learn More