February is Black History Month, and there are many ways to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of African Americans. If you are looking for art and culture, Black businesses to support, or historical facts, here are some suggestions – for this month and beyond.
The Center for Fiction is hosting many events throughout February, including an event focusing on short stories written by 20th-century African-American writer, Diane Olivers, and a conversation and signing with author Maura Cheeks for her novel, Acts of Forgiveness.
McNally Jackson has curated a list of novels for Black History Month to read and discover.
The Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet presents REMEMBERING, a multimedia dance production investigating the historical accounts of the Middle Passage, Slavery, and Emancipation.
In honor of Black History Month, Atlantic Terminal is having a free showing of Spider-man: Across the Spider-verse with Rooftop Films and Brooklyn Book Bodega on Saturday, February 17. The film’s exploration of Afrofuturistic and POC social themes through a family-friendly lens makes this a perfect film for the occasion.