Celebrating Black History Month
February marks the start of Black History Month, a time for us to honor and celebrate the impact that African Americans have had on our society. This annual celebration commemorates the achievements, leadership, and innovation of African Americans throughout history, including the continued struggles with adversity to achieve the American dream.
Black History Month celebrations offer many opportunities for everyone to get involved, including:
- Exhibits to broaden your knowledge of the history and culture of African Americans
- Opportunities to listen to individuals' stories and learn from Black History Month events
- Ways to join advocacy efforts this month and beyond to continue building a better society
Below is a list of events in states that Glick serves; this isn’t an exhaustive list, so make sure to check out your local community for more!
- Miami: Enjoy performances at the Black History Celebration Night hosted by the Miami Parks and Recreation Department on February 9.
- Miami: Watch “Unveiling Truths: Stamped from the Beginning” Film Screening and Dialogue at Brockway Memorial Library on February 10.
- Broward County: Join the celebration and share the experience of the “In Honor of Black History Month: Movie Marathon” at the Margate Catharine Young Library on February 8, February 15 and February 22.
- Atlanta: Learn from the Black History Month Lecture Series at Black Dot Cultural Center in Lithonia occurring on various dates from February 3-24.
- Savannah: Honor Black History Month and learn local Black history by taking a SCAD Museum of Art Bus Tour, which will run every Sunday at SCAD Museum of Art beginning on February 5.
- Louisville: Celebrate with The Fusion: A Jazz Fellowship in a gathering of aspiring jazz musicians and educators at Roots 101 African American Museum on February 9.
- Bowling Green: Dive deeper into the pivotal role African Americans have played in the tourism, exploration, mapping and development of Mammoth Cave February 1-29 with Ranger-led Talks and Walks.
- Springfield: Participate in a soulful Black History Month Brunch and One Woman Show at Jerome Civic Center on February 17.
- Chicago: Shop at black-owned businesses at a pop-up event by The Shops: Black History Month Edition at Water Tower Place on February 18.
- Chicago: Enjoy an interactive Family Event honoring Black History Month at the Chicago History Museum on February 24.
- Fort Wayne: Experience a vibrant Black History Brunch hosted by Woman in the NAACP (WIN) at Euell A. Wilson Gym on February 17.
- Fort Wayne: Create and learn at Butterfly Creations with Charlotte Smith hosted by the Allen County Public Library on February 12.
- Indianapolis: Join in Hoosier-centered conversations focusing on Indiana African American History and Culture at Indiana Landmarks Center on February 15.
- Bloomington: Hear artist’s work at the Arts & Aspirations: A Black History Open Mic + Art Market on February 17.
- Indianapolis: Visit a Mini Film Festival by Martin University at the Hardin Gathertorium from February 23-24.
- St. Louis: Compete in an engaging Black History Trivia Night hosted by the women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority at The Heights on February 17.
- Kirkwood: Experience the history and culture of Kirkwood’s Black Heritage Celebration 2024 at Mudd’s Grove on February 17.
- St. Louis: Watch a screening of the “Space Race: The Untold Story of the First Black Astronauts” at St. Louis Public Library on February 24.
- Charlotte: Tap into your creative side at “Black History on Canvas” hosted by the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture on February 17.
- Greensboro: Admire insightful artwork at the “Celebrate Black History Month Art Invitational” at Arts Theatre 202 in Lexington on February 18.
- Charlotte: Visit “Black Writers Matter Author Showcase” celebrating written and spoken word at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on February 24.
- Springfield: Commend work that celebrates Black culture at “Love Black” presented by Art Noire at the Springfield Museum of Art on February 2-3.
- Cincinnati: Enjoy entertainment, food, vendors, and more at the Black History Month Celebration of The Arts at Empowerment Event Center on February 24.
- Columbus: Enjoy weekly programming highlighting Black Ohioans and African American history at the Ohio History Center from February 1-29.
- Ann Arbor: Learn about the history of black businesses at the Good Black History presentation at Ann Arbor Public Library on February 6.
- Muskegon: Register to join the Pathfinders Black History Conference for a variety of events at 2603 Leahy Street on February 22.
- Detroit: Participate and win prizes in Black History Month Bingo at Detroit Public Library on February 24.
- The Bronx: Engage in an African American Studies Black History Month lecture by Professor Merle Collins at Fordham University on February 1.
- Buffalo: See the future with Black Future Friday, featuring artistry, innovation, and inspiration at 769 Main Street on February 2.
- New York City: A fun Black culture-based game show, “Historically Black Phrases Live!”, is happening at Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture on February 22.
- Charleston: Attend the 3rd Annual Gullah Black History Month Experience at 134 Cannon Street
on February 24.
- Columbia: Enjoy an evening of music, food, and more at Irmo’s Black History Celebration presented by the Irmo High Center for the Arts on February 24.
- Richmond: Learn from the historical perspectives of deaf African Americans at “Black History: Learning from the Past and Inspiring the Future” in the Virginia Museum of History and Culture on February 10.
- Virginia Beach: Take part in a Black History Month Guided Tour at 30 Ingalls Road in Hampton at various times weekly beginning on February 7.
- Blacksburg: Attend “The Crucial Significance of Preserving and Sharing Black History” to explore the rich and diverse heritage of Black history at Lyric Theatre on February 15.
- Chesapeake: Drive through the Chesapeake African American Heritage Trail which includes a self-guided driving tour podcast with multiple sites of interest February 1-February 29.