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Celebrate Black History Month! Events 2010

01/22/2010 15:12

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

Charleston, SC 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. Charleston Events

Chicago, IL 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 Here

Washington, DC 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 National Archives. 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.