We are honored to celebrate Black History Month with our local neighbors and communities. This year’s national theme is The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity. You can check out a mix of local and virtual events below designed to help everyone learn, connect, and celebrate during Black History Month.
ASALH: Association for the Study of African American Life and History –
- Virtual events all month long from here: https://asalh.org/festival/
- African American Women and the Battle for Women’s Suffrage – February 1 to 28, 2021 1978 ARTS CENTER- WINDOWS
1978 Springfield Ave., Maplewood NJ 07040
- BLM Poetry Project Videos
Local BLM Poetry Project poets perform their poems on video, shared on our sponsors Social Media!
BLM Poetry Project – Mini Posters
The inspirational words of of 10 Black writers will fill the windows of stores throughout town, and the hallways of our schools. These quotes are extensions of the 38 poems of the BLM Poetry Project. http://www.maplewoodartsandculture.org/blm-poetry-project
- Simone Anthony-Brown Exhibit at Maplewood Library – Hilton Branch – February 1 to 28, 2021 • Free Event (Hilton Branch of the Library, 1688 Springfield Ave. Maplewood, NJ)
- SAM Celebrates Black History Month – February 1 to 28, 2021 – https://www.springfieldavenue.com/black-history-month
- More events can be found here – https://www.maplewoodartsandculture.org/mbhm
South Orange Events
- Details on events can be found here – https://www.southorange.org/786/Black-History-Month