Black History Month

Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, honors Americans of African descent throughout history who fought against adversity, oppression, and discrimination, as well as those who continue to work towards equality, equity, and unity for all.  Black History Month grew out of Negro Week, sponsored by the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) in 1925.  The second week of February was selected to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.  After the Civil rights movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, in 1976, President Gerald R. Ford designated February as the nation’s first African American History Month.

For more information on the national recognition of African American History Month, visit

Black History Month @ PVLD


It's the 10th anniversary of the Living History Museum of African American heroes!

Participants gain excellent presentation and research skills, learn the importance of history, become civically engaged, work with community mentors, and of course, have fun while being creative and learning about African American heroes who helped change the world.

Students of all backgrounds in grades K-8 from all school districts may participate.

Want more info? Check out this cool YouTube video from past participants on what the Living History Museum is all about:

For more information, contact Laura Henry:

This program is sponsored by the Palos Verdes Chapter of The Links, Inc., the Black Heritage Association, Jack and Jill of America, South Los Angeles Chapter and the Rolling Hills/Palos Verdes Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Photos from past Living History Museums




California African American Museum
600 State Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 744-7432


African American Firefighter Museum
1401 S. Center Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 744-1730


Museum of African American Art
4005 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 294-7071


County of Los Angeles Public Library - African American Resource Center
A C Bilbrew Library
150 E. El Segundo Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90061
(310) 538-0059



Ebony Magazine

Living History Museum 2019

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2:00 - 4:00pm


Additional Resources

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

SAGE: Sistahs Aging with Grace and Elegance