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Broward Celebrates Black History Month With Dozens of Free Cultural Events

Throughout the month of February, Broward County agencies will celebrate the rich history and contributions of African-Americans. The 2019 theme, “Black Migrations” is the focus of programming and celebration throughout Broward County.

Many Broward County Library locations will host free events in honor of Black History Month. From film screenings to festivals, there will be programs for all ages.

“black migrations” panel discussion and presentation
The Hollywood Commission presented local leaders with a proclamation for Black History Month, February 2019 during a Commission meeting. Photo: David Volz

 


The Tale of Sibling Communities Sunday, February 10

Broward celebrates black history month with dozens of free cultural events
Broward celebrates black history month with dozens of free cultural events

 

Emmanuel George who was born in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami on September 24, 1988, is a community advocate in South Florida. Emmanuel has been engaged in feeding and clothing the homeless in Overtown and spending time with the incarcerated youth at the juvenile detention center, to now focusing time on community development in the south Broward region.  He has been a grassroots advocate for about four years.

What got Emmanuel George into doing the Black Broward Film Project was reading Black Miami in the Twentieth Century by Dr. Marvin Dunn as well as Kitty Oliver’s book, Race and Change in Hollywood, Florida.  These books made Emmanuel want to know what was going on in his own backyard—he was inspired to take action.

He partnered with Premimathieu Serlin and Ian Mann to bring the Black Broward Film Project to light.  The goal for this film is to get people to understand the importance of their local black history and to use film as a tool to unify our communities by bridging the gap between pioneers and millennials in light of gentrification.  Additionally, it was decided that one of the ways to give back is by teaching youth in the respective communities videography, photoshop, photography and how to soundboard. Furthermore, there is a focus on covering what is happening in the community such as the MLK Parade, the Sistrunk Festival, and doing commercials for small black businesses.

Overall the Black Broward Film Project is here for transformative change and by bridging the gap that objective will be achieved.

 

Broward celebrates black history month with dozens of free cultural events
One of the first houses in Liberia, c. 1924. Photo: Hollywood Historical Society


Black Migrations” Panel Discussion and Presentation Tuesday, February 12

Each year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History chooses a national theme for BlackHistory Month. The theme this year is “Black Migration.” In honor of this year’s theme, the City of Hollywood’s African American Advisory Council will host the following Black History Community Events.

All are welcome to attend. A presentation and panel discussion by Dr. Tisa McGhee is taking place on Tuesday, February, 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard. Dr, McGhee will lead the discussion on the migration patterns of American Americans within the United States and the immigration of Afro-Carribeans to the United States. Refreshments and networking in the City Hall 2nd floor lobby begins at 5:30 p.m.


FEB 26: Hollywood’s 3rd Annual “Talented 10th Poetry Slam” 

High school students are invited to participate in this excellent event, where they will present poetry celebrating African-American history reflecting this year’s poetry topic “Black Migrations.”

The event will be held Thursday, February 26th at 6:30 p.m. at Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, 33020. Students can submit poems here.


February 4 – 28  History Fort Lauderdale Art Show

WHAT: History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will honor the contributions and creativity of our African American community during Black History Month. The nonprofit organization will present a visual art show and sale by students from Dillard Center for the Arts from February 4 – 28.

The month-long exhibit of visual arts media from the talented advanced placement art students at Dillard Center for the Arts, co-curated by Celestin Joseph, instructor at Dillard Center for the Arts, will highlight the cultural diversity of African Americans who contributed to, and are still impacting, the vibrant fabric of Fort Lauderdale.

“black migrations” panel discussion and presentation
“Father N Son,” a watercolor and ink pen artwork by Keith Jinks, will be on display from February 4 – 28 as part of Dillard Center for the Arts’ Black History Month exhibition at History Fort Lauderdale.

WHEN: February 4 – 28, 2019

WHERE: New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale; 231 SW Second Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

COST: Entry to the show and sale is free with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under.

WHO: Presented by History Fort Lauderdale, bringing the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts, and Dillard Center for the Arts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910 – present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints. Museum hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

FOR MORE INFO: For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.


African-American Research Library and Cultural Center

Another great way to celebrate Black History Month is with a visit to Broward County’s African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. AARLCC provides our community with the vast resources necessary to educate this generation and future generations about the rich and colorful African, African-American and Caribbean heritages, cultures and histories.

This 60,000-square-foot facility, built in the heart of one of Broward’s historically black communities, houses more than 85,000 books, manuscripts, artifacts and documents. In addition to these resources, it features permanent and traveling exhibits, a 300-seat state-of-the-art auditorium and a events, classes and programs for all ages.

AARLCC is open on Monday and Wednesday from Noon to 8PM and Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 6PM. For more information, please call 954-357-6282.


Black History Month Concerts, Festivals and Special Events in Broward

February 10 – Jazz in the Gallery, 2-3PM, NSU-Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477

February 16 – Black Hollywood Campus Block Party: Family festival with live entertainment, food and raffles, all ages, 11AM-5:30PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282

February 20 – Ragtime Music Performance: Boogie Woogie with pianist Kris Nicholson, 4:30- 6PM, Lauderhill Central Park Library, 3810 NW 11 Place Lauderhill, FL 33311, 954-357-7833

February 22 – Movie: Call library for title, 3-5:30PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282

February 23 – Sankofa, 2-5PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282

February 26 – The Road to Brown v. Board of Education and Desegregation in America, 3-4PM, Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580

February 26 – African Diaspora and Indigenous Burial Sites: Family History Roots of South Florida, panel discussion, 6-7:30PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282

Book Clubs, Discussions + Lectures

February 12 – Book Discussion: Growing Up King: An Intimate Memoir by Dexter Scott King, 11AM-1PM, Presented by Northwest Branch Library at the Herb Skolnick Center, 800 SW 36th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

February 13 – A Day in Motown, 4-5PM, Pembroke Pines Library, 955 NW 129 Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, 954-357-6750

February 19 – Discussion: Beloved by Toni Morrison, 10:30-11:30AM, Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580

February 20 – Arts Discussion: Kehinde Wile, 2-3PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, 837 E Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, 954-357-7680

February 20 – Odyssey Sci-Fi Book Club: Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi, 6:30-7:30PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825

Movies (Please call library for titles/rating)

February 23 – 3-5PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282

February 26 – 3-5:15PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282

Just for Children and Teens – Black History Month Storytimes, Crafts and More

February 4 – Stories and Crafts, ages 3-6, 4-5PM, West Regional Library, 8601 W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, 954-765-1560

February 5 – Storytime, 10:30-11:30AM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282

February 5 – Black History in the Roaring Twenties, children’s program, 4-5PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 954-357-7670
Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020, 954-357-7760

February 6 – Storytime for All Ages: Celebrate African Music and Culture with Positively Africa, 10:30-11:15AM, NSU-Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero,
Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477

February 6 – Toddler Storytime, 10:30-11AM, Tyrone Bryant Library, 2230 NW 21 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-8210

February 7 – Babytime Storytime, ages 3-18 months, 10:30-11:30AM, North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek,
FL 33066, 954-201-2600

February 7 – Athletes and Protest. Learn about athletes who stood up for civil/human rights, ages 10 and up, 4-5PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357- 6282

February 7, 14, 21, 28 – Sunshine Toddlers Story Time, 10:30-11:15AM, Hallandale Beach Library, 300 S Federal Highway, Hallandale, FL 33009, 954-357-6380

February 8 – Story Time, ages 2-5 with caregiver, 10:30-11:15AM, Pompano Beach Library, 50 W Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060, 954-357-7595

February 9 – Positively Africa! Interactive program featuring artifacts, music and fun, 2:30-3:15PM, North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600

February 11 – Craft and Game, ages 5-11, preregister: 954-357-5420, 3-4PM, Weston Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston, FL 33332, 954-357-5420

February 11 – Collage Making, teens, 4:30-5:30PM, Main Library, 100 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, 954-357-7444

February 12 – African Craft, ages 3-12, preregister: 954-357-6409, 4-5PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library, 6399 W Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313, 954-357-6406

February 13 – Creative Writing for Teens, 4-5:30PM, Main Library, 100 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, 954-357-7444

February 16 – Black History Art Appreciation, children, Noon-2PM, Miramar Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090

February 19 – Storytime, 10:30-11:30AM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282

February 19 – Storytime, 10:30-11:15AM, Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Library, 1856 A W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, 954-357-7740

February 19 – Ready, Set, Go Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5, 11-11:30AM, Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580

February 19 – Art in the Style of Jacob Lawrence, 4-5PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, 837 E Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, 954-357-7680

February 19 – Be Creative with Clay-Celebrate the Harlem Renaissance, 4-5PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 954-357-7670

February 19 – Tales of Wonder: Stories and craft, all ages, 6:30-7:30PM, West Regional Library, 8601 W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, 954-765-1560

February 20 – Cool Kidz Book Club, grades 3-5, 4-5:30PM, Young at Art Museum/Broward County Library, 751 SW 121 Avenue, Davie, FL 33325, 954-357-5437

February 20 – PajamaRama Storytime: The Power of Music, jammies welcome, all ages, 7-7:30PM, Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580

February 21 – Toddler Storytime: Celebrate jazz, ages 1-3, 10:30-11AM and 11:15-11:45AM, Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580

February 21 – Storytime and Craft, ages 3-5, caregivers can enter during craft, 11AM-Noon, West Regional Library, 8601 W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, 954-765-1560

February 26 – Storytime, 10:30-11AM, Lauderhill Central Park Library, 3810 NW 11 Place Lauderhill, FL 33311, 954-357-7833

February 26 – Toddler Storytime, 11AMNoon, Carver Ranches Library, 4735 SW 18 Street, West Park, FL 33023, 954-357-6245

February 26 – Twilight Tales from Africa, all ages, 7-8PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825

February 27 – Crafternoons: In the Garden with Dr. Carver, 4:30-5:30PM, Carver Ranches Library, 4735 SW 18 Street, West Park, FL 33023, 954-357-6245

February 28 – Black History Month Teen Knowledge Challenge, 4-5:30PM, Main Library, 100 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, 954-357-7444

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