In 1976, the U.S. government introduced Black History Month in conjunction with the nation’s bicentennial to honor the achievements and cultural richness of the African-American community. Today, more than 44.5 million U.S. citizens identify as black.
This February, Macy’s will celebrate Black History Month by honoring the cultural trailblazers of the past as we explore the impact they have had on the present. Throughout the month, Macy’s customers will have the opportunity to engage in stimulating conversations with cultural pioneers about how they are continuing legacies in multiple disciplines. Leaders such as Dapper Dan, Hip Hop Chaplain, Sir the Baptist, Fantastic Negrito, among others, continue to inspire hope and encourage audiences through their accomplishments in areas including music and fashion. At Macy’s Lenox in Atlanta, and Macy’s Aventura in Miami, representatives from Clark Atlanta University and Florida A&M University will participate in discussions regarding Black History Month and the impact that these higher education institutions are bringing to their local communities.
Diversity and inclusion is a Macy’s core value, essential to the brand’s success and one that brings colleagues together as a united front. Join us as we celebrate the significance of this historic month. For additional information on Macy’s Black History Month and the full list of stores celebrating, click here!
Saturday, February 9
Saturday, February 16 from 2PM – 4PM
- Macy’s Lenox Square Mall - Atlanta, GA: Level 2 - Women's Dress Department
- Macy’s Union Square – San Francisco, CA: Level 4
Enjoy a performance by Grammy award winner Fantastic Negrito, followed by a conversation with host, Stevon Cook. Stick around after the discussion to meet the artist and snap a photo with him while enjoying music and lite bites.
Wednesday, February 20
- Macy’s Herald Square – New York, NY: Mezzanine Level from 6PM - 8PM
Listen in as we have an in-depth conversation with Dapper Dan as he discusses how Harlem has influenced Black History and his own career. Stick around after the talk to meet our guest of honor, enjoy live music and savor refreshments from a Harlem’s Melba’s.
Thursday, February 21
- Macy’s State Street – Chicago, IL: 7th Floor - Narcissus Room from 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Macy's is proud to celebrate Black History Month with a performance by Chicago hip hop and R&B recording artist, Sir the Baptist, which will be followed by a discussion about how he is continuing Chicago's music legacy. Afterwards, get a chance to meet the star!
Unfortunately, things happen; events change or may be canceled, and supplies may run out!
And if you can’t make it, don’t worry! Macy's also has lots of other fun things to do, so don't forget to check out other events happening near you!