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Black History Month events

Black 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 2018 is "African Americans in Times of War." 


Brooklyn Park Cities United 3rd Annual Black History Month Event 
City of Brooklyn Park, Cities United Sound Off Students and local community organizations are hosting the Cities United 3rd Annual Black History Month Event. This event is free and will feature different interesting programs.
Hennepin Technical College
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 9 AM  
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Frederick Knight Lecture on Black Generational Politics in Early America 
Professor Knight will use generation as a category of analysis to interpret early African-American history. 
University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities, 1210 Heller Hall 
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 3:30 PM 
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"Sights, Sounds, Soul" Author Event 
A celebration of the Twin Cities African American community of the '70s and '80s by photographer Charles Chamblis 
Minneapolis Central Library 
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 7 PM 
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National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID)
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. 12, 2017
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"Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities" Screening & Discussion  
Explore 150 years of the history of black colleges and universities in America. This series is a partnership between TPT and MNHS. The program is appropriate for high school students and up. 
TPT Street Space 
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 7 PM 
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Honoring Black History Month  
In honor of Black History Month, the Human Rights Commission presents Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. Come hear the only detailed account of Ona Judge, an 18th century fugitive, as Dunbar tells it in her book.  
City of Bloomington, Bloomington Civic Plaza
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 6 PM  
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Celebrating Minnesota's Black Photographers  
Celebrate Black History Month by honoring the achievements of Minnesota black photographer Olivia Crutchfield. Sponsored by Minnesota's Black Community Project. 
Minneapolis Central Library 
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 11 AM 
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Through the Banks of the Red Cedar 
The film, Through the Banks of the Red Cedar, is presented by the University of Minnesota Duluth and The College of St. Scholastica. 
University of Minnesota -- Duluth, Marshall Performing Arts Center 
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 6:30 PM 
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The Scott Collection & African American Life 
The people and stories presented in the three original volumes reflect a vibrant community of business people, artists, educators, athletes, and other public figures while providing an intimate look at everyday life in black homes, schools, neighborhoods, and businesses. Join Scott's children, Walter R. Scott Jr., Dr. Chaunda Scott, Anthony R. Scott, George Scott, and his widow, Mary McCormack-Scott, as they discuss the impact and legacy of this “pictorial resume of the black community, its achievements, and its goals.” 
Minnesota History Center 
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 7 PM  
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2018 African Heritage Day On The Hill
The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage (CMAH), formerly the Council for Black Minnesotans is hosting it's annual Day on the Hill! Join the group as they rally in the Capitol Rotunda and visit with lawmakers to discuss the future of the African Heritage community. 
Minnesota State Capitol
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 1:30 PM  
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Hennepin County Library, On Screen Movie Series
Hennepin County Library will host a series of movies screening in different locations. Free admission.

Brooklyn Park, 8500 W. Broadway Ave, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445;
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2017 6 PM, On Screen: Selma
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2017 6 PM, On Screen: The Help
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2017 6 PM, On Screen: Hidden Figures
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Rockford Road, 6401 42nd Ave. N. Crystal, MN 55427
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2017 2 PM, On Screen: Malcolm X
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2017 2 PM, On Screen: Queen of Katwe
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2017 2 PM, On Screen: 42
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2017 2 PM, On Screen: Hidden Figures
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2017 2 PM, On Screen: Ray
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2017 2 PM, On Screen: Selma
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