African Americans

⭐ Why It Matters: Reckoning with Race. Equity. Allyship. (Baltimore County Public Library & Maryland Humanities) – VIRTUAL

Maryland Humanities presents authors Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal as they discuss their best-selling book, ‘I’m Not Dying with You Tonight‘, inspired by the death of Baltimorean Freddie Gray. In their conversation, they touch on some of today’s most pressing topics — the recent resurgence of our country’s reckoning with […]

Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Seth Kibel uses video clips and recordings to trace Ella Fitzgerald’s rise from teen star to jazz royalty with her legendary “Songbook” recordings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall Library. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration […]

Making African America: A Symposium On Immigration and The Changing Dynamics of Blackness – Various Sessions/Dates (Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

The Making African America symposium brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be black in the United States. Events and registration links listed below. Friday, March 5, 2021 3:30 p.m. EST REGISTER (LINK IS EXTERNAL) Remembering […]

⭐ Meet Yaba Blay, Author of ‘One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race’ In Conversation With Imani Perry (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

REGISTER HERE Referred to by Michael Eric Dyson as “one of the most brilliant and committed critics and advocates writing and thinking and working on behalf of Black people today,” Dr. Yaba Blay is a scholar, activist, and cultural consultant. Focusing on Black women and girls through topics like personal identity and […]

Blair High School: ‘Navigating the High School Experience’: 9-11th Grade African/Black American Students & Their Families (VIRTUAL)

TOPIC: Navigating the High School Experience for African/Black American Students (9-11th Grade) & Families. EVENT FLIER: TO PARTICIPATE: Click on ‘Join US Here!’ link that’s on the above flier to virtually participate OR check-out the Blair HS calendar for the event/Zoom meeting link.

⭐ A Taste of African Heritage (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

  “The ancestors of African Americans brought wonderful food traditions to parts of the Caribbean, South America, and the southern states.” – Oldways A Taste of African Heritage, celebrates the healthy food traditions of the African diaspora. Explore the rich cultural history of African heritage foods and this traditional way […]

BLAIR HIGH SCHOOL: ‘Sankofa 2021: A Virtual Celebration of African American Life, History & Culture Through TV & Film’ (VIRTUAL)

Montgomery Blair High School is excited to announce the release of the 2021 Sankofa Production: “Sankofa 2021: A Virtual Celebration of African American Life, History, and Culture through TV and Film”! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the reimagined Sankofa experience at Blair, and we are thrilled to mark the occasion with this year’s […]

Black History Month Dinner Series With Chef Elijah Milligan (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

Cook alongside renowned Chef Elijah Milligan, founder of Cooking for the Culture – a platform designed to elevate and highlight black culinary professionals, for a free prerecorded dinner cooking demo to celebrate Black history and culture. Participants will receive a grocery and equipment list a week prior, for those who […]