There are plenty of things to do this February. You can celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one (or throw a singles party if you don’t have a Valentine). You can throw your own Oscar Party and get dressed up like a celebrity! You can even sing along to the musical performances during the Grammy Awards! February is filled with plenty of fun events, including Black History Month events.
Black History Month is a time to celebrate the heritage of African Americans, celebrate the culture, and learn about the unique and amazing things blacks have done in the past and are doing in the present. Here in Chicago, there are several Black History Month events to attend.
All month long, The Museum of Science and Industry will host The Black Creativity Program, which will recognize contributions and achievements by African Americans from the past 40 years. For more information, visit The Museum of Science and Industry online.
The DuSable Museum offers many events throughout the month. Some of these events are student matinee performances, workshops, and screenings of movies that honor the African American culture. For more information, visit The DuSable Museum online.
The Chicago Urban League will host its second annual Black History Month film festival on select days between Feb. 6 and Feb 26. These films are intended to educate, empower and inspire the African American community. All screenings are free and open to the public. Visit the Chicago Urban League for more information and to RSVP.
From attending fun and exciting exhibits to a free film festival, Chicago has plenty of events that honor the African American culture for this year’s Black History Month. If you are not in Chicago, check your city’s webpage to find exiting events this month.