February is Black History Month

February Black History Month events

Celebrate Black History MonthBlack History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to United States history. Created in 1926 as a week-long celebration by African American historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson, it expanded to a month-long series of events in 1976. The National Black History Month theme for 2016 is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.”

Bridge to the Ballot

The Bloomington Human Rights Commission and the League of Women Voters host "Bridge to the Ballot: Teaching the Selma-to-Montgomery Legacy and the Voting Rights Act of 1965." The evening features a screening of the "Bridge to the Ballot" film followed by a panel discussion. The film tells the story of the courageous students, teachers and activists who lead the nonviolent fight to win voting rights for African Americans in the South. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested.

Bloomington Civil Plaza
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016, 7:00 pm

For more information: 952-563-4944, TTY 952-563-4933, reservations@BloomingtonMN.gov


St. Paul Public Schools National African American Parent Involvement Day

National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) is a day for parents to come to their child's school, see what their day is like and to support their child's educational future.

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 
For more information: http://www.spps.org/naapid


Black and White Exhibit

Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story behind the prints within the exhibition and their presence in the museum’s collection links Minnesota’s Swedish-Lutheran heritage, the University’s art faculty, and the history of apartheid in South Africa.
Weisman Art Museum: Carlson Gallery

Exhibit continues through February 14

For more information: http://www.weisman.umn.edu/event/black-white


Untold Stories of Black Baseball in Minnesota

During the decades of segregation in Major League Baseball, black ballplayers in Minnesota were relegated to semipro leagues, barnstorming clubs and loose organizations of all-black teams, many of which are lost to history. Join Frank M. White, the son of one of those players, as he covers the history of Minnesota's African American ballplayers who navigated denial, hardship and segregation for the love of the game. Event is free and open to the public. More information.

Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


University of St. Thomas Black History Month activites

Diversity Film Series: Dark Girls

The film series screens the documentary, Dark Girls. Dark Girls goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world.

Tuesday, February 9, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
For more information: http://www.stthomas.edu/studentdiversity/events/bhmfilmseries.html

Black History Month Culture Stew

James Mite presents his research on “Kendrick Lamar: The New Gold Standard of Hip-Hop? A Critical Look at Authenticity in Rap Music.”

Thursday, Feb. 25th at 12:00
For more information: http://www.stthomas.edu/studentdiversity/events/2016bhmculturestew.html

And Still We Rise - Black History Month Discussion

Dr. Tanya Gladney will lead a discussion on the “Intersectionality of Black Women.”

Thursday, Feb. 25th at 5:30 p.m
For more information: http://www.stthomas.edu/studentdiversity/events/2016bhmandstillwerise.html


Minnesota State University Mankato Black History Month Events

February 1: Black History Month Opening Celebration
February 10: Black History Month Panel Discussion
February 17: Black History Month Large Lecture

For more information: https://www.mnsu.edu/cultdiv/activities/



KFAI

KFAI will celebrate Black History Month (BHM) with a special day of programming that explores the history of our people in America. 
KFAI Fresh Air Radio 1808 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454.

Tuesday, February 16, all day


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