Feb, 5 Noon: Screening of Dreams of Equality of Women’s Rights National Historical Park
- Feb, 7 Noon: Screening of Frederick Douglass: An American Life
- Feb 11, 1PM: Lecture by Herb Boyd, co-editor of The Diary of Malcolm X and author of the forthcoming Black Detroit – A People’s History, on the importance and controversy surrounding the film Selma and the connections to the current activism in the wake of the recent shooting deaths of unarmed black youth by police officers.
- Feb 12, Noon: Screening of Spirit of a Culture: Cane River Creoles
- Feb 14, Noon: Screening of The City that Lit the World of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
- Feb 17, Noon: Screening of Booker T. Washington: The Life and the Legacy
- Feb 19, 11AM-4PM: A Reenactment and Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the 26th U.S. Colored Troops
- Feb 21, Noon: Screening of Never Lose Sight of Freedom of Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
- Feb 27, 12:30PM: Dramatic performance by David Mills on the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
All events and activities are free and open to the public but on the basis of first come, first served.
Note that the outdoor memorial site is closed for the winter season. It will reopen March 3, 2015. Black History Month activities are indoors, on the first floor of 290 Broadway, just north of City Hall. Also note that you will have to go through security screening.
For those who don’t know: the site now known as African Burial Ground National Monument dates from the Revolutionary Era, was discovered in 1991 during excavations for a new office building. This land had been part of what was known originally as the Negroes Burying Ground.