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Black History Month

Browse Black History Month events as well as recommendations for the hottest events and parades. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to Black History Month in Atlanta.

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About Black History Month

Atlanta is often called the Black mecca of the South, so what better place to celebrate Black History Month than here? From the Civil Rights Movement to nonviolent demonstrations, commemorate African-American heroes who gave people hope for the future and advanced the quality of life for the black community.

The King Center is a great place to start. This living memorial is dedicated to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and offers a variety of programs and services committed to fulfilling King’s dream of the beloved community.

Atlanta's spectacular National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a great resource to follow with events throughout the month. The NCCJ has the King papers archive and one of the largest collection of the Civil Rights era history in the US.

Black History Month Events

List of Black History Month Events:

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Monday February 1, 2021 03:00 pm EST
Catch an international feature with us - Night of the Kings! Kick off your Black History Month with ...
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Wednesday February 3, 2021 10:00 am EST
Join us on an adventure exploring folktales from the African diaspora. Using music, song, and moveme...
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Wednesday February 3, 2021 07:00 pm EST
Categories: History, Celebrating African American Heritage Dr. Gnimbin A. Ouattara will talk about e...
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Thursday February 4, 2021 03:00 pm EST
Join public art organization Flux Projects for a discussion with artist Charmaine Minniefield, curre...
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Thursday February 4, 2021 07:00 pm EST
Categories: Literary Join us every Thursday in February for a series of virtual readings and convers...
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Friday February 5, 2021 10:00 am EST
Join us on an adventure exploring folktales from the African diaspora. Using music, song, and moveme...
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Saturday February 6, 2021 10:00 am EST
The exhibition surveys seven decades of David Driskell's painterly practice from the 1950s to the 20...
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Wednesday February 10, 2021 10:00 am EST
Learn about trickster tales and the origin of Anansi the Spider through this hands-on interactive le...
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Thursday February 11, 2021 11:00 am EST
Categories: EDUCATION/COMMUNITY EVENTS Growing in Power and Promise: African American Genealogy in D...
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Friday February 12, 2021 10:00 am EST
Learn about trickster tales and the origin of Anansi the Spider through this hands-on interactive le...
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Friday February 12, 2021 04:00 pm EST
Make this Valentine's weekend one to remember with ice skating on the square in downtown Decatur! Br...
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Saturday February 13, 2021 12:00 pm EST
We write of the moment, but that carries the past, present and future. How do we imagine in this mom...
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Saturday February 13, 2021 02:00 pm EST
Categories: Food & Nutrition; Guest Lecture; Celebrating African American Heritage Celebrate Black H...
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Saturday February 20, 2021 02:00 pm EST
Categories: Guest Lecture; Culture; Celebrating African American Heritage Discover more about the cu...
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Sunday February 21, 2021 02:00 pm EST
This year, NBAF’s 2021 programming theme “Rising Above” opens with ELDER Project, in collaboration w...
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Wednesday February 24, 2021 10:00 am EST
Learn about trickster tales and the origin of Anansi the Spider through this hands-on interactive le...
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Friday February 26, 2021 10:00 am EST
Join us on an adventure exploring folktales from the African diaspora. Using music, song, and moveme...
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Friday February 26, 2021 01:00 pm EST
This dynamic panel highlights influential artists who play or have played critical roles at the Cent...
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Friday February 26, 2021 09:00 pm EST
Comedians Brandon Collins and Gordon Baker-Bone celebrate Black History month the only way they know...
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Sunday February 28, 2021 03:00 pm EST
Come join Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia on Sunday, February 28th from 3PM EST – 5PM EST for its Ann...
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Creative Loafing Stories About Black History Month

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Tuesday February 2, 2016 09:41 am EST
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Thursday February 9, 2012 06:18 pm EST
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Thursday February 9, 2012 08:00 am EST
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Tuesday March 2, 2010 08:14 am EST
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Saturday February 13, 2010 02:07 pm EST
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Wednesday February 11, 2009 03:07 pm EST
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