February is Black History Month. No matter the color of your family's
skin, it's a chance to celebrate the diversity of our American culture.
Cities across the nation are taking up the cause with many activities
and celebrations! Take a look at the list below to see if there's
something you can do this year:
Bay Area, CA From
exhibits of African American artwork in Oakland to the San Francisco
Public Library's lineup of children's storytellers, there's a lot on
offer in Bay Area cities. Take a walking tour. Attend a Blues lecture.
Sit in on a drumming jam session. Or choose from a wide range of other
adult-only or kid-friendly events.
Check out what's on offer at:
The City of Oakland
Los Angeles, CA
A Black History Month movie marathon? A quilting activity inspired by
the Underground Railroad? Reenactments of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most
famous speeches? These are some of the programs featured in Los Angeles
this month! Head on down to the L.A. Public Library for a storytelling
bonanza. Or check out Towne Street Theatre's world premiere of the
African American play "Cool Negroes."
Get more information at:
Los Angeles Public Library
African Americans left a strong mark on South Carolina. Many came as
slaves, but a good portion stayed, long after slavery was over – making a
life for themselves as artisans or entrepreneurs. This month, the state
salutes their contributions with a series of events. Engage all five
senses and enjoy.
The Chicago Park District commemorates Black History Month in February
2010 by hosting many festivals celebrating African style food, music,
culture, and tradition. Celebrations are taking place in seven locations
throughout the city, including Brainard Park, La Follette Park,
Washington Park, and Austin Town Hall.
Chicago Park District
New Orleans, Louisiana
The New Orleans Public Library will celebrate the diversity of the
African-American experience during its Martin Luther King Jr. program,
which begins the celebration of the library's Black History Month
events. A health fair, storytelling, a youth acting competition, book
talks and a civil rights display are just some of the events that will
take place at the library during the next couple of months. All the
events are free and open to the public. Find out more
Washington, DC celebrates Black History Month and remembers the
contributions of African Americans in the United States with numerous
events and cultural programs. Everything from performances, arts and
crafts at the Smithsonian to celebrations of Black History at the
Click Here to find out more!
Want to find more? It's easy! Call your local library to find events for the whole family. Most public libraries will have special events for Black History Month during February. Also check out Art Museums, Childrens Museums, and Colleges or Universities. Many of these places will be hosting events during February for Black History Month. If you're interested in finding African products or information about African culture just visit the Africa Imports web site.