It's impossible to fully capture centuries of black history in just 28 days (29 in a leap year) — yet every February, people in Baltimore and beyond give it their best shot. This year is no exception.
Local institutions, museums, restaurants and even cruise ships are hosting a range of events, each exploring the extraordinary histories, hardships and countless contributions of black people in America.
Whether you're looking to laugh or learn, discuss or dance, there's something for everyone this Black History Month. We've highlighted five ways to celebrate this year. (And you can find more events at the bottom of this article.)