Celebrate Black History Month

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  1. Eduardo Curry

    Playgrounds Recreation Coordinator

  2. Crystal Reed

    Programs Superintendent

Follow along and contribute to the representation, commemoration, and celebration of Black History Month with the City of Charleston Recreation Department! We will post activities, lessons, projects, and resources every other day on our webpage and Facebook page for families to learn and create together. We have a Virtual Art contest where you can submit artwork you create that reflects Black culture and what this month stands for. Additionally, send us talent of yours with a brief video of dancing, singing, reading poetry, drumming or being creative in any visual way. See below for more details.  

Black History Month Virtual Art Contest

Draw, paint, color, sculpt or create a piece of art that represents, commemorates, or celebrates Black History Month. 

The contest will be accepting submissions in-person at any recreation facility, via email to Bethany Doman at domanb@charleston-sc.gov or through Google Forms. 


Submissions will be divided into age groups and voted on by the Mayor and a Recreation Department team. Submissions are due by Friday, February 12 at 5pm. Winners will be announced on Monday, February 22 and prizes will be awarded. 

Black History Month Talent Submissions

Sing, dance, step, read poetry, recite spoken word, drum, or use your voice to submit talent that represents, commemorates, or celebrates Black History Month. 

We will be accepting submissions via email to Eddie Curry at currye@charleston-sc.gov or Bethany Doman at domanb@charleston-sc.gov, or through Google Forms. 


Submissions could be used in a department-wide Black History Month celebration video. Submissions are due by Friday, February 19 by 5pm. 

Black History Activities & Resources


Outdoor Afro, a national non-profit organization that inspires and celebrates Black connections and leadership in nature, will be celebrating Black History Month daily on social media. 

Outdoor Afro

There is a Charleston, SC chapter of this organization! Find more information and meet up with local participants HERE.