The month of February is set aside as the month in which the United States celebrates the achievement of African Americans and recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.
FEATURED EVENTS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY
- The Tubman will have Museum guided tours at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM every Thursday for February with the Museum Curator.
- New Exhibit titled “A New Order Based On Justice For All” (South African Political Posters from the Collection of Jonathon Addleton)
- Four traveling exhibits that highlight African American contributions to American culture will be featured in the rotunda on the first floor. The exhibits are titled Mate Masie: “What I Hear I Keep”, From the Minds of African Americans, Out to Change the World: The Life and Works of John Oliver Killens and, Showing the Way: National Black Leaders from Macon, 1824 – 1933. These exhibits combine photographs, bold graphics, and informative text to enhance the learning experience.
- Several movies will be playing on a continuous loop throughout the month. The Boy King, Running A Thousand Miles for Freedom, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks amongst others.
- Community Drum Circle with Bro. George Muhammad on February 6th at noon. Lunch is provided by Fincher’s BBQ, free of charge.
- African dancing with KK from Legends Fitness February 6th at noon.
- Art classes 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, on the 6th, 13th, and 27th. $5 additional plus the admission cost.
- Dance Performance by Hayiya Dance Theatre Inc., February 13th at Noon.
- February 20th, Museum closed for a private event.
- Dance Performance by Kali Dance Studio for the Arts, February 27that 12 noon