Initiated in February 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month highlights the achievements of the descendants of the African diaspora. From a research center in Harlem to the historic black community of Weeksville, Brooklyn, there are scores of New York City cultural organizations that focus year-round on African-American art, films, research, history and culture.
During the month of February, provocative talks, exhibits and exciting performances going on throughout the city take a look at black leaders, activists, artists and authors who have made their mark in American history.
In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, citizens of the city have banded together on issues as diverse as historic preservation, civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom. ...
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 - Thu, Feb 27, 2014
In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this ...
The Brooklyn Museum celebrates Black History Month at Target First Saturday
Wed, Feb 05, 2014 - Sat, Jun 14, 2014
From 1900 to 1960, Hollywood’s greatest animators and biggest studios produced more than 600 cartoon shorts featuring black characters. These films reflected the racial stereotypes of the pre–Civil Rights Era, ...
Sat, Feb 08, 2014 - Tue, Jan 28, 2014
Join Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for A Tribute to Amiri Baraka with Haki Madhubuti, Sonia Sanchez, Quincy Troupe and Randy Weston.
Tue, Feb 18, 2014 - Tue, Jan 28, 2014
Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness in conversation with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and ...
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 - Tue, Jan 28, 2014
Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany. Learn how plants played an important role in his early life and about ...
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 - Tue, Jan 28, 2014
The annual Salute to Black History Month program will feature the works of Alexander Pushkin, the African-Russian literary genius, and his contribution to the world of opera with international singers ...