• Accessibility
Menu Close
  • Shirley Chisholm State Park

Black History & Culture in New York State

Home to Shirley Chisholm, the first African American Congresswoman; Jackie Robinson, the first Black player in Major League Baseball; and the birthplace of hip hop. New York State has been the home of monumental moments in Black history that have shaped our culture today. Black history and culture are celebrated throughout the state, with events such as the Juneteenth Festival in Buffalo, and the month-long Harlem Week summer festival. In 2023, New York City also marked the 50th anniversary of hip hop, which traces its roots to the Bronx. 

From historic sites including Harriet Tubman National Historic Park and North Star Underground Railroad Museum to cultural institutions like the Apollo Theater and Louis Armstrong's home, explore New York State's rich heritage of Black history and culture today.

Black History & Culture Events

Read More
Clear Filters

Show Events For

Show Events between


Clear Filters
Expand Results


Back To Top