Black history is American history — so come celebrate the contributions that African Americans have made to our cities, states and country. Here are some of the exciting Black History Month events in Fayetteville this year:

1867: Deeds Not Words, The Origin of Fayetteville State University

Head to Fayetteville’s Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex to take a trip back to 1867. The event will explore the story of Fayetteville State University’s founding and the lives of Fayetteville’s African-American community during the 19th century. This free, traveling exhibit is open now through May 27 during regular museum hours, featuring photographs, panels and video interviews.

True to Yourself: A Black History Month Film Talk

Come out to Fayetteville State University’s J.W. Seabrook Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 to see award-winning actress Tichina Arnold and famous casting director Winsome Sinclair, C.S.A. Audience members will hear stories of challenges they have faced throughout their lives and careers. After the event, Arnold and Sinclair will answer audience questions from the unique perspective of public figures. General admission is $20, while current students can attend for $10.

15th Annual Black History Quiz Bowl

This event is for the kids! All children ages 10-18 are invited to participate in the 15th annual Black History Quiz Bowl. It’s a fun, competitive way for kids to put their knowledge of Black History and many more topics to the test. Children from both North Carolina and South Carolina will be participating, uniting kids of different races and backgrounds to compete for a variety of prizes while learning. This event will take place at Fayetteville’s Ramada Plaza on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is free for participants and anyone who wants to stay and watch.

There are many more Black History Month events in Fayetteville throughout February, so make sure to check out the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s calendar of events for more historical fun!