Black History Month in Brooklyn
Every year, Black History Month in Brooklyn offers a wealth of music, film, lectures, storytelling, shows, celebrations and discovery of African American and Caribbean American heritage.
In 2012, Black History Month promises to be especially rich, given that this is an election year in which the nation's first black president, President Obama, is running for a second term in the November elections. Further, having Michelle Obama and Barack Obama in the White House has been a historic step.
Here are Black History Month or African American History Month activities that Brooklyn residents, tourists, and visitors shouldn't miss:
Get the complete calendar of over a dozen interesting film screenings, talks, lectures and exhibits in Brooklyn during African American History Month. For instance, you can hear Cornel West and journalist/commentator Toure, hear Colson Whitehead discuss his new novel, go to a Black Public Media film screening or two, participate in a discussion with Meredith Monk, and much more.
Also see the important Brooklyn Museum event on February 4: "Black Males Defying Stereotypes" at Brooklyn Museum's First Saturday event, free to the public.
When & Where: Throughout February, throughout Brooklyn (See listings of interesting adult programs).
Check out this very interesting video installation about the contemporary African American male. It's smart, thoughtful, provocative.
When & Where Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway. Through June 3, 2012
Find out about the various programs, at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the Brooklyn Public Library branches, the Brooklyn Central Library and other venues with special Black History Month programming for kids.
When & Where: See the kids' activity calendar here.See the free concert calendar here.
When & Where: Call for hours. Weeksville Heritage Center (Crown Heights)
When & Where: Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday 1 p.m.-6 p.m. CAC Skylight Gallery 1368 Fulton Street, Restoration Plaza, Third Floor, Bedford Stuyvesant.calendar of events.
8. MONTH LONG BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS at MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE.Check out this amazing list of special films, talks, performances, discussions. Open to public and free.