Discovery and celebration of African Americans, who have greatly contributed to the vibrate culture of America can be experienced this weekend in every genre. Originally “Black History Month” was celebrated in the second week of February, for one week, referred to as “Negro History Week”.
Created by; Carter G. Woodson and the Association Study of Negro Life and History in “1926”, the organization was convinced that African American history would fundamentally become American history. Quickly embraced by society the weekly event was expanded each year by social clubs and varies organization becoming the “Black History Week Holiday”. By “1976” the United States federal government recognized February as “Black History Month”, declaring a “National Holiday.”
Throughout the City of Chicago, libraries, universities and organizations will be presenting Black History events; presentations and films, granting participates an opportunity to experience the spectrum of historical interval activities of women and men, who have contributed to the cultural richness of the Nation. Recapture the boldness of famous historical and present history making Chicagoans that have made enormous progressive contribution to the continuing spirit of “Black History Month”.
Harold Washington Cultural Center Broadway in Bronzeville stage presentation of “Imitation of Life”, February 8th – 24th. For more information please visit, Broadway in Bronzeville website.
University of Chicago presents the ”23rd Blues Cabaret Silent Auction”, February 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. For additional information, please visit UIC website.
University of Chicago Theater will host opening night of author; Tony Morrison; “The Bluest Eyes”, February 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Visit UIC website for additional dates and times.