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5 Things To Do For Black History Month

5 Things To Do For Black History Month

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Damn! We’re already in February, the month known as Black History Month.

Unfortunately, in the year 2017, Black History is still crammed into a 30-day time frame. Originally in 1926, Black History Month was first Negro History Week founded by Carter G. Woodson. For the past 40 years, the week has expanded into a month-long celebration of black beauty, history, people, progress and power.

While we know that black history is a celebration that is to be celebrated throughout the year, let’s still celebrate it this month. Plus,  here are some pretty awesome Black History events that are happening throughout nyc. Check out my top 5 things to do during Black History Month. #americanhistoryisblackhistory

5 Things To Do For Black History Month

  1. Black Lives Photographs by Beuford Smith

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 What? Go see Black Lives photographs by Beuford Smith here in NYC until March 25th. The Photographs will walk you through the black experience in New York City during the howling 60s. He captures blackness starting from the assassination of the great Dr. Martin Luther King ending in the the jazz era.

When? Thursday, February 9th- March 25th, 2017 (Tues – Fri 11AM – 5PM, Sat 11:30AM – 5PM)

Where? Keith De Lellis Gallery 1045 Madison Ave. #3 New York, NY 10075

Co$t: Free.99

2. Follow Chevaliercreative on Instagram

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What? Hit the follow button under Chevaliercreative’s Instagram page to see a visual story of Black Joy is a series called #WeAreJoy. Every day during Black History month, Laurent Chevalier will post hypnotizing portraits of Black Creators. Each portrait is paired with a caption of a joyful memory, in which being Black and joyful is the key element.

When? Wednesday, February 1st- Tuesday, February 28th,  2017

Where? Chevaliercreative’s Instagram account

More Info: Laurent Chevalier’s Website

3. Black in 19th-Century Brooklyn: Trolley Tour on Green-Wood Heritage Site

What? Go on a trolley tour on the land located that once hosted the America’s largest free Black Community. The tour will take you on a journey to see many distinguished Black New Yorkers and abolitionist that rest on this sacred and historical land like  Margaret Pine (1778-1857), the last woman to have lived as a slave in New York and Susan Smith McKinney Steward (1847-1918), whose family owned land in Weeksville and who became first black female doctor in the state.

 When? Saturday, February 25th, 11:00AM3:00PM

Where? Green-Wood 500-25th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232

Co$t: $35 for members of Green-Wood and BHS/$40 for non-members.

More Info: Green-Wood Heritage Website

4. Brown Girls NYC Screening

What? A new web series that follows two Brown girls as they navigate adulting. One brown girl is a South Asian-American writer just now owning her queerness and the other brown girl is Patricia, a sex-positive Black-American musician who has serious commitment issues. No this is not Girls or The Misadventures of an Awkward Black girl…it’s Brown Girls. #BrownGirlsTV

When? Wednesday, February 15th at 7:30PM

Where? Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, NYU Kimmel Center for University Life 60 Washington Sq South New York, NY 10012

Co$t: Free.99

More Info: RSVP here Follow their Instagram

5. After Death, A Psychological Coup

 What? Check out a panel at the Schomburg that will examine Malcolm X’s invitation and meeting with Fidel Castro that happened in Harlem in 1960. A panelist of distinguished scholars like Dr. William W. Sales, Jr., the author of From Civil Rights to Black Liberation: Malcolm X and the Organization of Afro-American Unity, will discuss how Fidel Castro impacted liberation movements of the 60s and how his impact continues today in the wake of his death. #MalcolmX

When? Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where? Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard Harlem, NY 10037

Co$t: Free.99

More Info: Register here

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