Educators, organizations and others interested in planning live performances to celebrate Black History Month can find plays and skits by searching local and online resources. Stage plays and skits that involve themes and key figures in black history are found in library, school and church resource collections.
Black History Month evolved from what was originally called Negro History Week, which was created and promoted by educator and scholar Dr. Carter G. Wilson. In 1976, the celebration underwent a slight name change and was extended to a full month in February.
The month of celebration includes plays and skits that are designed to educate and inform the public about the contributions and rich cultural history of African-Americans.