February is Black History Month! 2020 marks a significant year for Black History Month, as it has been 150 years since the adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment recognizing African-American men’s right to vote, and 100 years since the Nineteenth Amendment granting women’s suffrage.
For anyone who wants to learn more about African American history and culture, or gain awareness of the past, check out our list of events being held including musical and dance performances, interactive workshops, and more throughout the month of February in and around Oakland County.
February 6: Oakland Community College African American Read-In at OCC Highland Lakes Campus (Waterford), Library, Woodland Hall.
February 10: African American Women & The Women’s Suffrage Movement with Michelle Duster at the Oakland University Banquet Rooms.
February 11: African American Women & The Women’s Suffrage Movement with Michelle Duster at the Oakland University Banquet Rooms.
February 6: National African American Read-In Book Discussions at the Costick Activities Center.
February 7: Oakland Community College African American Read-In at the OCC Orchard Ridge Campus (Farmington Hills), Library, Room K-200.
February 17: Black Power Mixtape at the Ferndale Public Library.
February 4: The National African American Read-In at the Highland Lakes Campus of Oakland Community College.
February 1: Black History Month Library Style! at the Pontiac Public Library.
February 8 – March 7: RISE! Black History Month Celebration & Exhibition at the Pontiac Creative Arts Center.
January 20 – February: Oakland University African American Celebration Month Activities
February 13: Oakland Community College African American Read-In at OCC Royal Oak Campus, in the Atrium.
February 17: The Spirit of Harriet Tubman at the Southfield Parks and Recreation Building.
February 22: African American Read In at the Southfield Public Library.
February 1: African Tales with Miz Rosie at the West Bloomfield Township Public Library.
February 16: The Antislavery and Underground Railroad in West Bloomfield, 1850 at the West Bloomfield Township Public Library.
Throughout the Month of February: Black History Month Events at the DIA.
Throughout the Month of February: Black History Month Events at The Henry Ford.
February 16: The Potential Power in the Conscious Black Vote at the Charles H. Wright Museum
February 22: Liberation Film Series “Gone to the Village” Documentary at the Charles H. Wright Museum
Do you know of any other Black History Month events happening in or around the Oakland County area? Let us know about them by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a comment below.