Black History Month Celebrations
Black History Events in February:
- ‘Welcome to Brookhill’ online exhibit from the Harvey B Gantt center features one of Charlotte’s oldest neighborhoods in this photographic series. Throughout Black History Month
- The International Civil Rights Museum is offering daily screenings of its “2021 Civil Rights Gala.” Screenings begin at 4 p.m. daily.
- Celebrate art and craft traditions with pre-recorded videos from the North Carolina Museum of History https://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/aacc-2021/schedule-of-events
- The North Carolina Museum of History also offers weekly digital history programs https://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/black-history-month
- PBS will be premiering three documentaries this month, focused on the richness of the Black experience in American history. Find dates and trailers here, https://www.pbs.org/articles/2021/02/celebrate-black-history-month-2021/
- Learn about 28 Black History Makers in 28 days with PBS here, https://www.pbs.org/articles/2021/02/28-black-history-makers-in-28-days/
- The National Museum of African American History and Culture is hosting free, virtual events almost daily. Find their upcoming events here, https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/upcoming
- The Library of Congress will host “Giants of Racial Justice” with Peniel E. Joseph (“The Sword and the Shield”) and Tamara Payne (“The Dead Are Arising”) who will discuss their books on Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. with NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans. The event will take place virtually from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18.
List of recommendations for learning more about Black History, from the Haywood County Chapter of the NAACP:
- "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" by Henry Louis Gates, done by PBS, streaming on Amazon
- "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War" by Henry Louis Gates, done by PBS, streaming on Amazon
- Henry Louis Gates, "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross"
- Henry Louis Gates and Cornel West, "The American Century"
- Henry Louis Gates, "Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow"
- Ibram X Kendi, "Stamped From the Beginning"
- Douglas Blackmon, "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II"
- Ibram X Kendi, "Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019"
- Isabel Wilkerson, "Caste"
- Isabel Wilkerson, "The Warmth of Other Suns"
- Jeffrey J. Crow, Paul D. Escott, et al. "History of African Americans in North Carolina"
- Dick Gregory, "Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies"
- W.E.B. Dubois, "The Souls of Black Folk"