7 Events to Celebrate Black History Month
We found a feast of cultural events across the states.
This February, don't miss the incredible special programming that's been created to celebrate Black History Month. We rounded up some top choices.
Denton Black Film Festival
JAN. 23 TO 27
Get a head start with 60-plus screenings featuring African-American filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors at this five-day fest outside of Dallas. Proceeds fund college scholarships for local high school seniors.
Harlem Fine Arts Show
FEB. 14 TO 17
The nation's largest traveling exhibition of work from artists of the African diaspora returns to New York City for its 10th anniversary. Take in more than two thousand photographs, paintings and ceramics, then attend lectures about their worldly impact.
Living the Dream . . .Singing the Dream
Two renowned Washington, D.C. choirs share the Kennedy Center stage at this uplifting tribute to another person who raised his voice for equality: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A Song for Coretta
JAN. 11 TO FEB. 3
A new play by black feminist writer Pearl Cleage, at the Hattiloo Theater in Memphis, Tenn., explores the position of African-American women in modern America through the perspective of five women waiting on line to attend the funeral of Coretta Scott King, the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Emancipation Proclamation
FEB. 17 TO 19
The original Emancipation Proclamation will be displayed in the East Rotunda Gallery of the National Archives in Washington D.C. Rarely shown to the public, the 155-year-old original was last exhibited five years ago.
Barracoon: A Tribute to Zora Neale Hurston
Acclaimed author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston's final work-an interview with the last living freed slave, who arrived on a ship from Africa-was published in 2018, 58 years after her death. Tony Award winning actress L. Scott Caldwell and actor Bill Cobbs will present a staged reading from the book at the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A.
Black History Month Parade
Enjoy the marching bands, floats, cultural artifacts and so much more during the Black History Month parade in Atlanta, Ga., the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.