Celebrating Black History Month: 2022 Local Events

Events on Campus

Tuesday, February 1: Black History Month: "They Myth of Absence" 

A presentation of the nationally-recognized Kinsey Collection of African American Art & History

Tuesday, February 1: Unspoken Truth Museum

The Black Student Union presents historical or Black prominent figures and tells their life's story / how they're relevant to black history.

Thursday, February 3: Dr. Naomi Andre Lecture

Dr. Naomi Andre (University of Michigan) will be presenting a lecture on her research on Black opera.

Thursday, February 3: Malcolm X

A showing of Malcolm X will be hosted at the Student Life Cinema.

Wednesday, February 16: Black Love GBM

Black love GBM presents Love Jones and the intersectionality of Love specifically in the Black and LGBTQIA+ community.

Thursday, February 17: NEA Big Read - Singing Through and Beyond Slavery

Dr. Maria Ryan, Assistant Professor of Musicology, FSU, will discuss how music - from spirituals to dances played on the fiddle - played a part in the lives of the enslaved in the nineteenth century U.S., drawing on themes of Toni Morrison's novel Beloved.

Saturday, February 19: NEA Big Read - Researching Your Enslaved African-American Ancestors

Experienced genealogist Dr. Juanita Gaston will show you how to trace your enslaved African American ancestors using record collections on Ancestry.com.

Tuesday, February 22: Dr. E Patrick Johnson Book Reading

Dr. E. Patrick Johnson will be reading Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women as well as Black. Queer. Southern. Women. -- An Oral History. and participating in a Q&A.

Thursday, February 24: NEA Big Read - Movie Screening of Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

A public showing of the award-winning Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am at Leon County Main Library

Friday, February 25: The Art of Black Culture

A showcase of a historical black artist who has left a positive influence in our community.

Saturday, February 26: FSU Symposium on Global Blackface & Minstrelsy

FSU School of Theatre hosts a conference on blackface and minstrelsy from a global perspective.


Community Events

Multiple Dates: Black History Month Festival

A series of community events throughout January, February, and March hosted by the Black History Alliance

Tuesday, February 1: Black Chamber Day

Black Chamber Day at the Capitol will take place to engage elected officials and attend committee meetings to strengthen black businesses.

Saturday, February 5: Lemoyne Arts Presents - Joy and Excellence

An exhibit in recognition of Black History Month featuring artists Donald Davis and Lei Snelling and showcasing works from local and regional  artists of color

Monday, February 21: Science Solutions

At the Challenger Center, camp challengers will explore and test the inventions, engineering marvels, and innovations of black and female scientists throughout history.

Saturday, February 26: FAMU Harambee Festival

An annual signature event uniting the community at Cascades Park to participate in the rich culture from the University perspective and enjoy the sounds of great performances.

You Choose: Visit Tallahassee Landmarks of Black History and Culture

A list of museums, parks, and other spaces to visit in Tallahassee that hold significance in black history and/or culture