Black History Month is officially here! We’ve compiled a list of events and celebrations happening across central Alabama for February 2018.

If you would like to submit an event to be featured on this list, please email webstaff@wiat.com with the subject “Black History Month Event”.

A Taste of Black History with Chef E
Saturday, February 24th
Titusville Branch Library
11 a.m.
Chef John E. will conduct a cooking demonstration. The program is free and limited to 25 adults. Call 205-322-1140 to register.“

Out of Darkness”
Balton Theater, Miles College Campus
3 p.m. 
This film highlights the untold story of the history of African people.

Black History Heritage Festival
February 17th
Anniston Museum’s Black Heritage Festival, includes the Children’s Oratory Competition, a performance by a guest choir and a variety of vendors. Hours are from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. It is free.
 

The Birmingham Pledge
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
February 19th
The Birmingham pledge is an effort to share our community’s commitment to eliminate racial prejudice in the lives of all.  Youth will participate in a workshop, “Separate and Unequal in 1963: How Can We Create a Fair Society.” This will take place in the BCRI’s Woods Community Meeting Room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Souls of Black folks and the Mis-education of the Negro
February 19th
Brown Hall Chapel, Miles College Campus
The discussion is expected to be centered around the 115th and 85th anniversary of both works and how far African-Americans have come when it comes to education.
Samba in the Streets
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
February 21st
BCRI will host the Viver Brasil Dance Company’s performance of “Samba in the Streets.” It will begin at 6 p.m.  at the BCRI’s Woods Community Meeting Room.

Birmingham Revealed: Booker T. Washington and W.E.B.Dubois
Vulcan Park and Museum’s Birmingham Revealed cultural series will return during Black History Month on February 22, 2018. The latest commissioned performance by Vulcan Park and Museum will highlight the lives of two early Civil Rights activists, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois.

African Cultural Festival 
February 26th
Pearson Hall on Miles College Campus
Begins at 11 a.m. 
This event will focus on west African dances as well as traditional West African and Caribbean style foods.

Miles College Choir 
Brown Hall Chapel, Miles College Campus
11 a.m.
February 28th