Thursday, February 7, 2008

Black History Month Events

Now that we’re almost a full week into February, I thought that I would share some events that are taking place in honor of Black History Month around the country.

Even though BGG honors African-Americans on a daily basis, it’s great that the nation takes notice of our contributions to the country even if it happens to be the shortest month of the year!

Be sure to check out some of these events if you're in the area:

The 16th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival: A showcase of Black creative films that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: February 7 – 18th 2008
For more information visit:

Black History Showcase: People and Progress: Celebrate Black History Month with a showcase of traditional dance, poetry and singing performances.
Location: Clarendon Park Community Center in Chicago, IL
Date: February 23, 2008
For more information visit:

Resurrection: A unique blend of music, poetry, comedy and drama, RESURRECTION follows six interconnected men, ages 10 through 60—a child scientist, a young man from the projects preparing for college, an ex-convict, an executive, and a Bishop of a mega-church—through an evening that changes their lives forever.
Location: 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta, GA
Date: February 2-17th 2008
For more information visit:

Underexposed: The month-long exhibition is an opportunity to experience the artistry of photographers whose work is under-represented in the field—African-American women. Eight compelling photographers, who are based in New York, but hail from as far away as California and Barbados, are represented in underEXPOSED, showing work ranging from travel and nature photography to portraiture and photojournalism.
Location: Lincoln Center in New York, NY
Date: February 1-28th 2008
For more information visit:


Divine Blackness said...

I def love me some events like these. Thinkin' about doing a weekend trip to ATL with some girlfriends and hopin' that we can check out some events there.

Kwana said...

Thanks for the info Brown Girl! Your blog rocks.

K-Bear said...

Perfect timing, I'll be in Hotlanta next weekend. The challenge will be getting my girlfriend to attend...not really her cup of tea. Thanks for the info, BGG!

that guy said...

i can't wait to check out Underexposed this weekend...we can all learn more about our history

bam said...

Wow...I wish I could catch a flight and attend one those events.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting events for Black History Month! I'm going to one at my school but I think I might see Underexposed at Lincoln Center in NYC

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I'm going to see Underexposed! I'm sure it's going to be good.