Black History Month events in and around Austin

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AN EVENING WITH TONI TIPTON MARTIN AUTHOR OF "THE JEMIMA CODE: TWO CENTRIES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN COOKBOOKS"

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join the George Washington Carver Museum for a discussion with New York Times bestselling author Toni Tipton Martin as she discusses the contributions of black women in the creation of American cuisine.  Meet and greet reception immediately following Q&A.

FREE and open to public!

Location Information
Carver Museum Boyd Vance Theatre
1165 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702

 

GEORGETOWN CULTURAL CITIZEN MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH BANQUET

Friday, February 12, 7 p.m.

As part of Black History Month activities in Georgetown, the Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association will host the annual Black History Month Banquet at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 12. The banquet is at the McKinney Christian Ministry Center at First United Methodist Church, 410 E. University Avenue. For details, contact Paulette Taylor at ptofgt@aol.com.

Location Information
McKinney Christian Ministry Center
410 E University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH KIDS DAY

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Family event with crafts for kids.  Join us for our first annual Black History Month Kids Day.  Will feature activities, crafts, fun and games in celebration of Black History Month.  Free and open to the public.

Location Information
Carver Museum
1165 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702

 

BLACK FAMILY HISTORY DAY

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Join the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on second Saturday, February 13th at noon for an afternoon devoted to black family history research.  In collaboration with the Austin History Center and the Carver Genealogy Center, attendees will have the opportunity to learn tips for starting their research, learn about area resources, and ask questions related to their research. Below is the list of classes:

  • Noon – 12:45 pm – Documenting Your History workshop led by LaToya Devezin, African   American Community Archivist at the Austin History Center.
  • 1 pm – 1:45 pm – Resources for African American at TSLAC presented by Tonia Woods, Senior Reference Archivist at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 2 pm – 2:45 pm – Genealogy Discussion forum moderated by Cynthia Evans, Genealogy Coordinator at the Carver Genealogy Center. Spaces are limited. For more information or to reserve a space, email Ashley Stevens (ARIS) at astevens@tsl.texas.gov or call at 512-463-9807.

Location Information
Texas State Archive
1201 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701

 

BALLET AFRIQUE PRESENTS LOVE LETTERS VOL. II: SOMETHING OLD, NEW, AUSTIN & BLUE

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join Ballet Afrique's musical journey this Valentine's day as we take you on a soulful experience through the ups and downs of love. The company will feature new cheorgraphic works that pay tribute to our favorite love songsof all time.  Singles Night is Saturday, February 13th. Singles will enjoy an interactive experience before the show at 8:00pm with a fun mixer that will include cocktails + savory and sweet bites. The show will begin at 9pm.   Couples Night is Sunday, February 14th. Couples will enjoy cocktails + savory and sweet bites. The doors will open at 4:30pm, the show will begin at 5:00pm. Should you have any questions, please contact us by email at balletafrique.register@gmail.com

Location Information
Carver Museum Boyd Vance Theatre
1165 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702

 

FOLK TALES: BLACK WOMEN'S LITERACY SOCIETY

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Folktales Bookclub will discuss Grant Park by Leonard Pitts. Folktales meets the third Friday of the month at the CArver beginning in February. For more information email Peggy Terry at folktaleslitsociety@hotmail.com

Location Information
Carver Museum Classroom
1165 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702

 

NCNW PRESENTS BLACK HISTORY ROLL CALL

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This Celebration of Black History will delight the whole Family! Featuring the talents of professional members of Spectrum Theatre Group and Texas Preparatory School Students. Tickets: $20 Adults   $10 Youth(age 13-18)   $5 Children(age 5-12) For tickets go to ncnwaustin.org.

Location Information
Carver Museum
1165 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702

 

2016 BARBARA JORDAN KEYNOTE ADDRESS: VANITA GUPTA

Wednesday, February 24 at 12:15pm to 1:45pm

The 2016 Barbara Jordan Forum Keynote Speaker is Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Ms. Gupta's speech focuses on "Inequality in the Criminal Justice System." This event is proudly sponsored by The Center for the Study of Race & Democracy, The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Barbara Jordan Forum, an annual student tribute to Barbara Jordan.

Location Information
LBJ School of Public Affairs
1st Floor Lobby 2315
Red River Street
Austin, TX 78712

 

BLACK MURAL ART IN AUSTIN

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The Carver will host an Art in Public Places' presentation on the Black Mural Art scene in Austin.  Will feature pieces in AIPP's collection by African-American muralists such as Reginald Adams, Freddie McCoo, John Yancey, John Fisher, and Werllayne Nunes.  Seating in limited.  To RSVP, email gaila.sims@austintexas.gov. 

Location Information
Carver Museum Main Gallery
1165 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702

 

VIBES & VERSES BI-MONTHLY POETRY & BLACK ART SERIES

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The George Washington Carver Museum Cultural and Genealogy center in collaboration with Torch Literary Arts presents its first Vibes & Verses Series. Join us for a night of poetry, performance art and music by local and regional talent.
 

Location Information

Boyd Vance Theatre
1165 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702

 

SELMA FILM SHOWING AND BLACK HISTORY MONTH BANQUET

Friday, February 26, 5 p.m.

The film tells the story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the historic march on Selma, Alabama in 1965, which helped to galvanize the civil rights movement and fueled efforts to pass the Voting Rights Act later that year.

The film showing and the banquet are part of a number of events happening in Georgetown in February to mark Black History Month. Other events include discussions of the book Just Mercy at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Georgetown Public Library and a series of four Courageous Conversations about Race at the Public Library. The film showing is free and open to the public.

Location Information
Georgetown Public Library
402 W 8th St
Georgetown, TX 78626

 

REMEMBERING MY HISTORY

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Come join in our FREE Black History celebration where the participants of our programs will show off their talents and knowledge of Black History.

Location Information
Turner-Roberts Recreation Center
7201 Colony Loop Dr.
Austin, TX 78724

 

PANEL AND DISCUSSION PSYCHOLOGY OF DESEGREGATION

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

Join us for a discussion with the Austin Psychological Association as they examine the impact and value of formal desegregation in America 52 years after the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Tickets $5 per person

Location Information
Carver Museum Boyd Vance Theatre
1165 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702

 

ACCESS TO LEARNING: "WE'VE GOT A JOB: THE 1963 BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN'S MARCH"

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

The George Washington Carver Museum Cultural and Genealogy Center in collaboration with Access to Learning presents:Cynthia Levinson's "We've Got a Job:  The 1963 Birmingham Children's March."

Location Information
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
1165 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702
 

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