Black History Month 2015 Cleveland

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Collinwood family Literacy Night & African-American History Month Read-In

Feb 5, 6-8pm Be one of the many voices to read selections of some of the most moving excerpts of literature created by writers such as Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and others.

History of Hip-Hop Summit

Feb 7, 1pm In honor of African American History month, celebrating the history of the musical art form which began in New York and swept around the world. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Author Visit: Juan Williams

Feb 7, 2pm  Cleveland Public Library welcomes Juan Williams, former host of NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” Wjuanwilliams2ashington Post political columnist and correspondent, Fox News political journalist, and author of “Enough: the Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America – and What We Can Do About It.” Books will be for sale at the event. The author will sign books after his presentation. Main Library

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Feinkisi_iib 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission on the first Saturday of the month Exhibit: “Truths and Visions,” works by Baltimore-based sculptor, performance artist and educator Joyce J.Scott

Author series with George Clinton  

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Feb 9, 7pm   Tri-C campus at the Black Box Theatre of the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts. After his conversation, George Clinton will sign copies of his new book Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You? This is a free program but you have to make reservations starting Feb 3 at 10AM.  

Second Sundays at Cleveland Museum of Art

Feb 8, 11-4pm, enjoy crafts and activities with children and tour the museum at your leisure FREE. Special Exhibit has an additional cost: Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa

African American History Through Dance Feb 13, 3:30pm Explore African dance traditions, then step out on the dance floor to learn a few moves. Fulton Library

Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era Feb 20, 7pm. Screening of the film accompanied by a lecture/dance demonstration with director Thomas Guzman-Sanchez. FREE but must RSVP starting Feb 3, 10 am.Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Foster Theater

Remembering Cleveland’s African American History Feb 28, 2pm  Community conversation led by special guest speakers and dig deeper into three important Cleveland stories: Theodore Pinkston in Cleveland Theodore ?Teddy? Pinkston was instrumental in integrating Cleveland?s labor movement. Hough and Black Nationalism in Cleveland The history of activism and Black Nationalism in Cleveland through family records, photos and artifacts. Ulysses Glen and Cleveland?s East Side Daily News Remembrances and artifacts illustrate the importance and influence of alternative news sources in Cleveland?s African American community.

Black History Month Celebration  Feb 28, 2pm The Ecumenical Disciples Choir who will share the history of African American gospel music and spirituals, Warrensville Heights Library

Celebrate Black History Storytime

Feb 28 at 11am featuring two notable figures with the titles I am Rosa Parks and I am Jackie Robinson. Barnes & Noble Various Cleveland Area Locations

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