Black History Month

  5 Star Stories Black History: The story behind Rust College

The liberal arts college is one of only ten Historically Black Colleges and Universities founded before 1868 still operating today.

  Celebrating Black History: Revisiting the legacy of the Cotton Makers Jubilee

5 Star Stories Black History Month: Clayborn Temple, the birthplace of Memphis’ civil rights movement

  The Fight for Equality: Then and Now

FedEx commits $5 million to support nearby HBCUs

  Comic book author highlights the Mid-South in new D.C. Comic series

Google features Memphis’ Four Way Restaurant in Black History Month ad

Continued Coverage

Mighty Lights plan to honor Black History Month

  Bronze statue honoring Ida B. Wells to be unveiled this summer

  Historic Hattiloo Theater is one of only 4 Black theaters in the country

  Celebrating Black History: Septima Clark, educator and activist

  Celebrating Black History: Lewis Latimer, inventor and draftsman

  Black history art installation presents ‘Roots of Memphis Music’ outside FedExForum

  5 Star Stories Black History Month: African American culture through the lens of Dr. Ernest C. Withers

Memphis’ iconic “Withers Collection Museum and Gallery” showcases the stunning photographic works of Dr. Ernest C. Withers.

  Tennessee non-profit promotes mental health awareness during Black History Month

February is Black History Month and one Tennessee non-profit is spending the entire month focusing on mental health awareness for the African American community.

  Memphis principal featured on Kelly Clarkson show to kickoff Black History Month

A Memphis principal was on the Kelly Clarkson Show Monday as part of her kickoff to Black History Month.

  State lawmaker starts Black History Month series discussing COVID-19’s disproportionate effect on Black communities

National, state and local statistics show that black communities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Inspirational quotes from African American women leaders

Stax Museum, music academy launch worldwide virtual Black History Month events

  Carlotta Walls LaNier of the ‘Little Rock Nine’ talks about efforts to integrate schools in Arkansas in 1957

Shelby County Schools plans events for Black History Month

  Celebrating Black History: Ethel Waters, trailblazing performer

  5 Star Stories: The story of Memphis’ role in the road to freedom on the Underground Railroad

  Black Mid-South leaders inspired by VP Kamala Harris’ new role in the White House

This year’s inauguration looked different than ever before, and many are inspired more than ever.

  SCS 5th graders react to VP Kamala Harris taking office

With pearls delicately hanging from their necks, 5th graders at Rozelle Creative and Performing Arts Elementary dressed the part to watch this historic inauguration.

How black history is taught in schools faces new scrutiny

A national conversation on racial injustice is bringing new scrutiny to how African American history is taught in schools around the country.

  Germantown student develops first Black History Month program for school

A Germantown High School senior made it his mission to celebrate Black History with a first-of-its-kind program at his school.

  Black History Month: Honoring the legacy of W.C. Handy

In honor of Black History Month, we're remembering W.C. Handy, "The Father of the Blues.”

  Black History Month: The historic Four Way Grill

If you've lived in Memphis for any length of time, you most likely know about it or have eaten there at least once.We’re talking about one of this country’s oldest soul food restaurants, the Four Way on Mississippi Boulevard.

  Black History Month: Salute to WDIA’s Bev Johnson

She’s considered the queen of Memphis radio and soon she’ll be immortalized as the first African American woman in the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.