LM Celebrates African American History Month

African American History Month

By:  Justin Dizon

February is African American History month! Get out of the cold and head to the African Burial Ground National Memorial as they celebrate with movie screenings, lectures, reenactments, and dramatic performances throughout the month.

Take the opportunity to learn about important figures and how they contributed to how our society is formed today.  Covering topics from Civil Rights activists and the movements they inspired to the culture and history of places all over America, you’re bound to learn something new.

  • Feb, 7 Noon: Screening of Frederick Douglass: An American Life
  • Feb 11, 1PM: Lecture by Herb Boyd on the importance and controversy surrounding the film Selma and the connections to the current activism in the wake of the recent shooting deaths of unarmed black youth by police officers.
  • Feb 12, Noon: Screening of Spirit of a Culture: Cane River Creoles
  • Feb 14, Noon: Screening of The City that Lit the World of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
  • Feb 17, Noon: Screening of Booker T. Washington: The Life and the Legacy
  • Feb 19, 11AM-4PM: A Reenactment and Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the 26th U.S. Colored Troops
  • Feb 21, Noon: Screening of Never Lose Sight of Freedom of Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
  • Feb 27, 12:30PM: Dramatic performance by David Mills on the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

These activities will take place on the first floor of 290 Broadway.  All events are completely free and open to the public, but space is limited so be sure to get there early and save a seat!