Black History Month

Black History Month


Transit has long been at the forefront of the civil rights movement. In 1955, Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on the bus for a white passenger resulted in her arrest in Montgomery, Alabama, a boycott against the city’s bus line, and ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on city buses was unconstitutional.

Mobility opens the door to opportunity and equity. As we celebrate Black History Month, GoTriangle is working to build a connected regional network that makes it easy for everyone to enjoy life’s opportunities.

Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month events around the Triangle you can travel to by bus. Chart your route with GoTriangle’s Trip Planner.

What's coming up!

The 23rd Annual African American Cultural Celebration at North Carolina Museum of History Jan 27
10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024
North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh
Commemorate African American history through music, art, dance, and food.


The 21st Annual NC MLK Black History Month Parade
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, Durham

The parade will start at noon at W.G. Pearson Elementary School, 3501 Fayetteville Street, Durham, and proceed up Fayetteville Street, ending at North Carolina Central University.

Family Day at Nasher Museum of Art 
1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Celebrate Black History Month with art activities.
2001 Campus Drive, Durham


Fusion Family Day, a multicultural celebration of Black History Month and Lunar New Year Artspace

11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024
201 East Davie Street Raleigh

Join Artspace and partners for an art-filled day with exhibitions by local artists, hands-on art making activities, and artist demos.

See details on registration:


Storytelling and Drumming with Shenette Swann

4:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024

Southgate Community Library, 1601-14 Cross Link Road, Raleigh

Singer and drum circle facilitator Shenette Swann brings family and community together through storytelling and drumming.


Meet the Heroes of Black History
noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024
Walltown Park Recreation Center
1308 West Club Blvd., Durham
Meet the Heroes is an interactive Black History event for kids.

The Ongoing Fight for Freedom: Stories of NC’s Black Veterans
3-5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024
Friday Conference Center
100 Friday Conference Center, Chapel Hill

A one-man presentation and performance by Dr. Sonny Kelly about Black freedom fighters and veterans with North Carolina connections. Not recommended for children under age 10. Register to attend.