ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - MLK Day leads up to Black History Month in February, with upcoming events, talks, and performances across Georgia highlighting the Black history, achievements, art, music, and more.
See our list of ways you can take part, and let us know if we missed an event we can add to this list.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS
In anticipation of the Praise House Project in 2023, for February in honor of Black History Month, artist-activist Charmaine Minniefield will present a series of site-specific public art installations, exhibitions, and programs in downtown Atlanta, along Auburn Avenue, and in the King Historic District.
The series will activate multiple public spaces to acknowledge the history of the 1906 Race Massacre and the legacy of Black resistance.
The Bank of America Museums on Us program offers FREE weekend general admission to Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank credit or debit cardholders, at 4 top cultural attractions in Atlanta.
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On Feb. 4, DeKalb County Government is partnering with local faith leaders to celebrate Black History Month by distributing 5,000 boxes of food.
Beginning at 9 a.m., rain or shine, 5,000 boxes of food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, at the following drive-through locations:
- New Birth Missionary Baptist Church – 6400 Woodrow Rd., Stonecrest, GA 30038
- Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 2340 Clifton Springs Rd., Decatur, GA 30034
- Shy Temple CME Church, 2030 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, GA 30035
- Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3800 Big Miller Grove Way, Stonecrest, GA 30038
- Berean Christian Church, 2201 Young Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30088
- Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Hwy., Tucker, GA 30084
- The Covenant Church, 1700 Corey Blvd., Decatur, GA 30032
The City of East Point in partnership with the East Point Library will offer a series of FREE events celebrating Black History Month. Check full list of events below.
In celebrating Black History Month, the Gwinnett County Public Library is offering its popular “Trace Your Roots” program. Attendees learn how to start their African American genealogy research and learn how to navigate challenges like incomplete or non-existent records.
Wednesday, February 8th, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
OneStop Centerville Building 3025 Bethany Church Rd. Snellville, GA 30039
The Black Legacy Project is a musical celebration of Black history to advance racial solidarity, equity, and belonging. The Black LP is a national project produced in partnership with community stakeholders at the local level. As it travels the country, the Black LP brings together Black and White artists and artists of ALL backgrounds to record present-day interpretations of songs central to the Black American experience and compose originals relevant to the pressing calls for a change of our time.
Looking to go back in time and celebrate prom, but in the ‘80s? The community is invited to one last awesome night with their senior classmates at AHC High as the museum celebrates the most rad decade yet. Channel your inner Molly Ringwald or Kevin Bacon and dress to impress in the coolest 80s prom attire!
Laugh it off at a comedy event or learn a lot about African-American culture at public library events.
The City of Roswell in collaboration with Roswell Roots and community partners will kick-off its annual Roswell Roots Festival late this month. Roswell Roots Festival is a community-wide, month-long celebration to highlight educational, cultural and historic awareness throughout the month of February for Black History Month.
The Before Slavery Museum is hosting an event in honor of Black History Month. The event is called “A Musical Journey Through Black History” and will feature live performances from many artists, including Grammy Award-winning singers and musicians.
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