Check out these incredible celebrations during Black History Month — and beyond — to learn more about the outstanding contributions and legacies of African and African-American people throughout history.
JCAL is hosting a number of great events for Black History Month! Celebrate Black arts and culture with free and fun programs such as an online reading of the writing of Audre Lorde and a musical night featuring Steven Kroon. The Fanike African Dance Troupe will return this year with a presentation of "Behind the Waterfall," among other programming. Stay in the loop with all their upcoming events! jcal.com
In Pursuit of Freedom is virtually exploring Brooklyn's anti-slavery movement. By using images, old records, newspapers, and maps, the project aims to show the timeline of the abolitionist movement in New York City. The online exhibit is a collaboration by A Center for Brooklyn History, Weeksville Heritage Center, and the Irondale Ensemble Project. pursuitoffreedom.org
The Wright Museum of African American History will be hosting a variety of virtual and in-person events, including nights for the youth, a hybrid workshop exploring the work of the late Dr. Yusef Lateef, an Egyptian print-making class, and more. thewright.org
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will celebrate Black History Month 2022 by examining the legacy of Black scholars, medical practitioners, doulas, herbalists, and more throughout the African Diaspora. nmaahc.si.edu/
In addition to their year-round events, the Lewis Museum is hosting several other programs to highlight Black excellence throughout history. They include a virtual book talk celebrating media mogul John H. Johnson, a fireside book chat with author Clint Smith and historian Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson exploring the legacy of slavery, and a lively discussion between visual artists Derrick Adams and Jerrell Gibbs. lewismuseum.org
The ASALH will hold a virtual festival celebrating Black History Month with the theme: Black Health and Wellness. They will face topics such as the historic exploitation of Black bodies, race norming in the NFL, mental health, and more. This is a ticketed event. asalh.org
The Detroit Institute of the Arts is home to an incredible collection of art and hosts a number of educational programs. For Black History Month, the institution is highlighting the documentary films of director Madeline Anderson. dia.org/
The Gantt Center in Charlotte has a calendar jam-packed with excellent programming to celebrate Black History Month. From an interactive African drumming event to artist talks and musical performances, this will definitely be a destination. ganttcenter.org
The Stax Music Academy in Nashville will offer two celebrations: "SOUL OF AMERCA: An Evolution of Black Music" and "MAGNETIC SOUTH: All Signs Point to Soulsville USA." Both virtual events are free and are targeting students, schools, teachers, families, and youth groups. staxmusicacademy.org
The Pullman Porter Museum explores the history of Black railroad porters and their impact on labor history. Through their website, you can register to take a virtual docu-tour, as well as access other resources. aprpullmanportermuseum.org
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