BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Black History Month 2023
“Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”
– John Lewis, civil rights activist and former US House of Representative from Georgia
Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. This year’s Black History Month theme is Black Resistance and is a call to everyone to study the history of Black Americans’ responses to establish safe spaces, where Black life can be sustained, fortified, and respected.
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Celebrating Black History In Connecticut
Connecticut is rich with Black history and stories of the trailblazing efforts that African American people have contributed to American History. CT Visit provides information on events happening in the state to honor Black history.
Other events nearby:
- WPKN Celebrates Black History Month in February
- Diversity and Inclusion Celebrations at Quinnipiac University
Black history month events – lectures, classes, and jam session.
- Up Close With The Haven String Quartet (Black History Month)
The Haven String Quartet (HSQ) celebrates Black History Month with a concert of premieres and favorites by black artists and composers! Come enjoy selections from Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder and Roberta Flack, along with folksy and jazzy classical selections.
Saturday, February 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Haven Free Public Library
133 Elm Street
- Poetry Slam inspired by Famous African American people in history
February 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
41 Elm Street
More Ways to Celebrate:
9 ways to celebrate Black History Month in 2023
Black History Month Virtual Festival has free events all month long (presented by Association for the Study of African American Life and History)
Talk to kids and honor Black History Month with these activities
More Stratford Library Reading Suggestions: