By: Martie Bowser | From: Black History 365

Although Black History Month is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean one has to stop celebrating. 28 (or 29) days can not encompass the contributions, impact and achievements that Black people have and continue to make.

One of the best ways to honor Black History year-round is by travel. Visiting monuments, museums and landmarks that hold significance to Black History is the perfect catalyst to celebrate, learn and reflect.

While there are several well-known sites, such as the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park in Georgia and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, many more share the same importance.

Embrace the importance of celebrating Black history year-round by visiting some of these locations.


The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum – San Antonio, TX


Through careful preservation of artifacts, stories and community engagement,  SAAACAM shares the cultural heritage of African Americans in the San Antonio region. Located in Historic La Villita, the original settlement of San Antonio, SAAACAM is a community-driven museum of digitized, audiovisual exhibits. 

SAAACAM ensures visitors are welcomed to the city with Black history with their pop-up exhibit at the San Antonio Airport. The non-profit’s Black History Riverwalk Tours are one of the city’s most sought-after tourist excursions. The 100-minute tour uses the river as the catalyst to tell the stories of Black families, religion, Civil Rights, entrepreneurship and culture in San Antonio.

The museum also spearheads one-of-a-kind student engagement and classes with Texas A&M University-San Antonio, the University of the Incarnate Word, and Trinity University.