Black History and Culture

Discover and get inspired by the icons and achievements of Black history in the United States

In collaboration with

National Urban LeagueThe Museum of African American ArtSmithsonian National Museum of African American History and CultureThe Gordon Parks FoundationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public LibraryNational Women’s History MuseumMuseum of African American History, Boston & NantucketMuseum Of UnCut FunkThe Studio Museum in Harlem
and 73 more collections

Revisit the revolution

Discover more about activism and the Civil Rights Movement

Risk takers and history makers

Inspirational figures from Black history

Lasting legacies

The figures and events creating a continuing impact on culture

Meet the Most Searched

In 2020, Google celebrates Black History Month by revealing the most-searched-for Black figures of all time. Whose story are you curious about?

Watch defining moments

Fighting for the future, on film

Remembering iconic Black women

Women who changed the world

The road to freedom

Stories of abolitionism

Explore Black History & Culture through time

From the 1800s to the present day

Personal stories

Open letters on Google Arts and Culture

Moved to movement

Confronting history, engaging community, and raising social issues through dance

Pioneers of pop culture

On pages, screens, and airwaves

Paint it Black

Discover Black art and zoom into masterpieces

A whole new ballgame

African American athletes who shook up the sporting world

Keeping it Creole

Meet the culinary champions of Creole cuisine

Take a virtual tour

Visit key sites of Black history

A Tour with the National Park Service

Highlights from NPS sites that commemorate African American history and culture

Explore more

Google Expeditions

Are you a teacher? With Google Expeditions, take your students on immersive, virtual journeys and let them discover the history of the civil rights movement via its key locations.