Learn about events going on this February in celebration of Black History Month.
Pre-screening of documentary Prince Among Slaves – Feb 1
Fri, Feb 1, 7:00 pm reception (7:30 film) at Brooklyn United Methodist Church – 7200 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, MN. The Prince Ibrahima & Isabella Freedom Foundation presents a pre-screening of PRINCE AMONG SLAVES, the new PBS documentary about a Liberian prince sold into slavery in the United States. Learn more about Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights' work with the Liberian Truth & Reconciliation Commission at http://liberiatrc.mnadvocates.org/.
Retracing the Civil Rights movement with Senator Richard Cohen – Feb 4
Mon, Feb 4, Noon - 1:00 p.m. at Minnesota Humanities Center - 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN. Senator Cohen's interest in the civil rights movement has drawn him to southern cities such as Jackson, Birmingham, Philadelphia, and Selma. He has interviewed activists and Klansmen. And murderers. Gain a new perspective on the American civil rights movement - over your lunch hour. $25 per person. Register: www.minnesotahumanities.org.
Park Elder Center presents In Honor of Black History Month
Events take place on Fridays:
Feb. 8, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The video Black History, Lost, Stolen and Strayed will be shown.
Feb. 15, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The video African Americans will be shown.
Feb. 22, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The video Wonders of the African World will be shown.
Feb. 29, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. A dramatization by Joe Brown, AARP and Willie Daniels: "Life Events of Dr. Martin Luther King."
Color My World – Feb. 7
Thurs. Feb. 7, 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. at the St. Paul Service Center, 400 Robert St. So., St. Paul. The newly merged Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys will celebrate that tradition at their first Color My World event. Free. Community members interested in becoming an adult volunteer are encouraged to attend this event and help celebrate River Valleys' growing commitment towards recognizing and encouraging diversity. This year's guest speaker is the Honorable Wilhelmina M. Wright. For information call 651-227-8835, 800-845-0787 or visit www.girlscoutsrv.org.
NOMMO African American Authors Series – Feb. 7
Thurs. Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. at Cowles Auditorium, University of Minnesota West Bank campus, 309 19th Ave So., Minneapolis. Series host Alexs Pate, U of M professor and author of Amistad; fiction writer and cultural commentator Randall Kenan will speak on Feb. 7. Poet and National Book Award winner Lucille Clifton; playwright, poet and political activist Amiri Baraka will speak on April 24 and 30 respectively. $10 per event; $25 for the three-event series. Call 612-624-2345 or visit www.tickets.umn.edu.
The Art and Soul of Black History
To celebrate Black History Month the Minneapolis City Council and Hennepin County Commissioners are sponsoring "The Art and Soul of Black History," a series of events that will feature noted lecturers, artists and performances:
Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., The Art within Us, a lecture by Suzanne Roberts of Obsidian Arts. She will discuss the latest installation of art featured in the Hennepin County Gallery
Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., at City Hall Rotunda, Minneapolis City Hall. Hennepin County Board Room (A-24), Hennepin County Government Center. Stomp the Yard, a Greek Step Show by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Hennepin County Board Room (A-24), Hennepin County Government Center. A spoken word performance by Rodney Dixon, co-founder of Spoken Word University. University of Minnesota Professor Ezra Hyland will make t