April 2, 2024
City of danville

Celebrate Black History Month in Danville!

At the January 23rd City Commission Meeting, the City of Danville's Board of Commissioners made a proclamation recognizing February as Black History Month and encouraged all citizens to join in the celebration of Black History in our community and across the nation.

2024 Black History Month Proclamation

While, nationally, we may celebrate Black History Month in February, Danville has many opportunities for celebration and education year-round.
The Danville-Boyle County African American Historical Society, in particular, provides historical records, photos, collected stories, genealogies, and more.

Danville Boyle County African Amercian Historical Society

History Center
108 North Second Street
Danville, KY 40422
Explore Danville-Boyle County African American Historical Society Online

Images from the Danville-Boyle County African American Historical Society on 2nd Street
Black History Months Events in Danville:

Starting February 3rd - African American History of Danville Exhibit Opens - Boyle County Public Library - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm for Reception (exhibit to be on display during the month of February)

African Amercian Film Festival at the Boyle County Public Library - every Saturday in February @ 3:00 pm

Black History Month Lunch & Learn on February 21st at Centreworks - Noon to 1:00 pm

Black History Month 5K & 1 Mile Fun Walk @ Millennium Park on February 24th at 10:00 am

If you have other events planned, please submit them at or e-mail us to let us know!

Additional Resources:

Look for the Soul of 2nd Street Festival - August 2024 (tbd)

Black History Month 2024: Facts, Theme & Origins | HISTORY

Boyle County (KY) Enslaved, Free Blacks, and Free Mulattoes, 1850-1870 · Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (

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