Exploring Black History Month in Minneapolis

Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and Minneapolis is brimming with opportunities to learn, support, and celebrate the rich tapestry of African American history and culture. Immerse yourself in a variety of events, exhibits, and vibrant Black-owned local businesses that beautifully showcase the contributions of the Black community.

Engage in enlightening discussions, and attend events that honor the achievements and resilience of Black individuals throughout history. From dynamic art installations to educational forums, there’s an abundance of ways to gain new insights and expand your understanding.

Venture into the heart of our city to discover and support Black-owned businesses that contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of our local economy. Whether you’re craving delicious cuisine, seeking unique fashion finds, or looking to enrich your home with meaningful art, Minneapolis has a plethora of Black-owned gems waiting to be explored.

This Black History Month, let’s come together as a community to celebrate the past, present, and future contributions of the Black community. 

Celebrating black-owned businesses this and every month graphic on top of a photograph of spreads featuring black owned businesses in The Scout Guide.


Black Immigrant Collective │ https://blackimmigrantcollective.org/

Model Cities │ @modelcitiesinchttps://www.modelcities.org/about-us/mission-and-history/

Urban League Twin Cities │ @ultc_mnhttps://ultcmn.org/

Way to Grow │ @mplswaytogrowhttps://waytogrow.org/


2nd Chance Outreach: The Sound of Gospel │ @thecowlescenter  https://www.thecowlescenter.org/tickets/2nd-chance-outreach-the-sound-of-gospel-feb-16

American Gothic: Gordon Parks and Ella Watson │ @artsmia  https://new.artsmia.org/exhibition/american-gothic-gordon-parks-and-ella-watson

Black Violin – The Experience Tour │ @hennepintheatretrust  https://hennepintheatretrust.org/events/black-violin-the-experience-tour-state-theatre-minneapolis-mn-2024/

Meet at MIA: Celebrating Black History │ @artsmia  https://new.artsmia.org/event/meet-at-mia-celebrating-black-history

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Market at 56 Brewing │ @56brewing  https://56brewing.com/event/r-e-s-p-e-c-t-market/


Cobble Social House │ @cobblemplshttps://cobblempls.com/

STEPCHLD │ @step_chldhttps://www.stepchld.com/

Soul Bowl │ @soulbowlmnhttps://soulbowlmn.com/#

The Dripping Root │  @thedrippingroothttps://www.thedrippingroot.com/

The Get Down Coffee Co. │ @thegetdowncoffeecohttps://www.getdowncoffee.com/ 

Wendy’s House of Soul │ @youvebeensouledhttps://www.youvebeensouled.com/


Before We Were Wicked by: Eric Jerome Dickey

Beloved by: Toni Morrison

Bet on Black: The Good News About Being Black in America Today by: Eboni K. Williams

The Color Purple by: Alice Walker

The Sweetness of Water by: Nathan Harris


D.NOLO │ @d.nolohttps://www.dnolo.com/

Hybrid Nation │ @hybridnationhttps://www.hybridnationclothing.com/

Modern North Collective │ @modernnorthcollectivehttps://www.modernnorthco.com/

Perpetual Grind │ @perpetualgrindhttps://perpetualgrind.co/

Queen Anna House of Fashion │ @queenannalivinghttps://www.queenanna.co/