If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Black History Month in the city of Chicago, you’re in luck! There are a plethora of events and activities that you can take part in to honor the contributions of African Americans Culture, History and Legacy. Whether you’re looking for a day trip, an evening out, or something to do with the whole family, here are five great ways to celebrate Black History Month in Chicago.
Attend a Black History Month event at the Museum of Science and Industry: Every year, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago hosts a variety of events in honor of Black History Month. This year, they’re offering a “Black Creativity” series, which focuses on the accomplishments of African Americans in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. From lectures and interactive activities, to family-friendly events and film screenings, you’ll be sure to find something that interests you. Learn more by visiting their website, here: https://www.msichicago.org/education/creativity-and-innovation/black-creativity/family-events/
Visit the DuSable Museum of African American History: The DuSable Museum of African American History is the oldest museum of its kind in the United States, and is the perfect place to learn about the unique history of African Americans in Chicago. The museum offers a variety of exhibitions, educational programs, and special events throughout the month of February, so be sure to check out their website to see what’s available, here: https://www.dusablemuseum.org/
Take a Black History Tour: For a more interactive experience, consider taking a Black History Tour. These guided tours take visitors to important sites of African American history in the city, such as the Civil Rights Memorial, the DuSable Museum, and the site of the former slave trading post. You’ll get an in-depth look at the history of African Americans in Chicago, and learn about their lasting impact on the city.
Attend a Black History Month celebration: There are a number of Black History Month celebrations being held in the Chicago area this year. From lectures and panel discussions to music and dance performances, these events are sure to be a great way to celebrate the month and honor the accomplishments of African Americans.
Black In Stem Lecture at the Field Museum
Join Naomi Davis presents From Minter City, Mississippi to Chautauqua Woodlawn – Grannynomics™ and the New Narrative of Black American Triumph in a lecture and celebration of African American culture.
You can learn more about this event, here: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/our-events/armour-seminar-series-presents-black-stem-keynote-speaker-naomi-davis
Visit the Southside Community Art Center
The Southside Community art center preserves, promote and progress the value of black art. Learn more about their upcoming events and programs, here: https://www.sscartcenter.org/
You can also enjoy a variety of concerts, tours and talks across the Chicagoland area such as the Southside Jazz Coalition, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Afrofuturism Stage event.
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