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Black History Month in Macon, GA

February celebrates Black History Month. In Macon, every month is Black History Month. Our city is rich in African American culture and heritage. Learn about the sites, sounds and extraordinary people that made Black history in our soulful city. 

Black History is American History

Experience Macon's African American History

"A past to cherish, a future to fulfill." These words are inscribed on one of Macon's historic markers dedicated to preserving the city's rich African American History. Discover twenty-one African American historic and cultural sites in Macon, GA.

African American Heritage

"A past to cherish, a future to fulfill." These words are inscribed on one of Macon's...

Featured Sites

The Little Richard House Resource Center

Visit the childhood home of Little Richard and enjoy one of Macon's Historical Landmarks. We are a... Learn More

The Otis Redding Foundation

Otis Redding was dedicated to improving the quality of life for our community through the education... Learn More

Douglass Theatre

Otis Redding was discovered here. Ma Rainey, Cab Calloway, Little Richard and many others also... Learn More

Historic Locations

H&H Soul Food serves the best Southern comfort food in Macon. Known for Mama Louise’s and Mama... Read More

Grant's Lounge first opened its doors on February 16, 1971. Located at 576 Poplar Street in Macon,... Read More

Ruth Hartley Mosley was a pioneer in Macon's African-American history.As Ruth rose to social... Read More

 

Macon's Black Luminaries 

Otis Redding

Born Otis Ray Redding, Jr. in Dawson, Georgia on September 9, 1941, Redding’s family moved to...

Little Richard

Born Richard Wayne Penniman on December 5, 1932 in Macon, Georgia, Little Richard is known for being...