10 Events to Attend in Baltimore to Celebrate Black History Month

Happy Black History Month! Below you will find events scheduled to take place in the Baltimore area in honor of African American history and culture. Film screenings, concerts, galleries and more will educate and celebrate the past and present of black history around the city. Be sure to subscribe to the various organizations listed to continue to experience and support the culture beyond this short month.

 

2nd Annual 2018 Black Love Day Celebration

February 10th and 13th

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Who: Live Holistically Balanced

Description from website: Black Love Day is a little known official African American Holiday that began in 1993. It addresses the need for racial healing in American. Please come out and learn more about Black Love Day and the history of racism in America.

When:

‘Why We Need to Celebrate Black Love Day’ Presentations 
Saturday, February 10th, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library Forest Park Branch
3023 Garrison Blvd, 21216

2nd Annual 2018 Black Love Day Celebration
Tuesday, February 13th / 5:00pm – 8:00pm
TouchPoint Baltimore at Mondawmin

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200th Anniversary Celebration – Frederick Douglass Day at the Lewis

February 10th

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Who: Frederick Douglass

Description from website: Celebrate the 200th birthday of Maryland abolitionist Frederick Douglass at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum with an array of activities honoring this iconic statesman. John Stauffer, a professor of English and African and African American Studies at Harvard University will present a lecture on Frederick Douglass’ America. Other activities will include readings of Douglass’s speeches by living history re-enactors,  a talk on Mapping Douglass by Johns Hopkins University Professor Lawrence Jackson and a children’s art and story hour with illustrator London Ladd on his recent book, Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass.

When: Saturday, February 10th, 12:00pm to 4 pm

Location:
Reginald F. Lewis
830 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Lexington Market Black History Month Concerts

Feb. 3rd – Feb. 24th

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Who: Lexington Market, INC.

Description from website: Lexington Market hosts free concerts featuring established and emerging local musicians for Black History Month. Concerts are held in the Arcade, Saturdays in February.

When: Feb. 3rd, 2018 – Feb. 24th, 2018

Location:
Lexington Market, Inc.
400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-685-6169

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Wakanda on Pratt Street by Reginald F. Lewis Museum

February 11th

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Who: Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Description from website: Enjoy an afternoon of all things Wakanda from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM! Join us for our Black Panther Community Day. There will be a panel discussion about the fictional nation of Wakanda, comic book workshops for youth, Black Panther giveaways and fun surprises throughout the day. We will delve into the world of black superheroes and Afrofuturism in preparation for Marvel’s Black Panther film hitting theaters February 16th.

*** Special drawing will be held at the event for FREE “Black Panther” tickets good for Valentine’s Day Night. ***

Let us know you are coming by submitting your RSVP.

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018 / 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Location:
Reginald F. Lewis Museum
830 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Black Girl Magic Movie Night by The Charm School Project for Girls (Youth)

February 17th

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Who: The Charm School Project for Girls

Description from website: 

** Featured Movie**- An American Girl Story Melody 1963: Love Has to Win

Special Host- @Baj_art (Artist and Educator)

Bring your blanket and your friends! Ages- 7-14

Hotdogs, popcorn and beverages will be provided!

When: Saturday, February, 17th / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
Queen D’s House
7905 Harford Road
Second Floor
Parkville, MD 21234

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Sunday @ 2 Films: Tell Them We Are Rising – The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

February 18th

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Who: Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Description from website: Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. Stanley Nelson’s film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice. A post conversation with co-film producer Stacey Holman will follow. Holman’s portfolio includes working as Line Producer for the Peabody Award-winning Freedom Summer and Associate Producer for the Emmy Award-winning Freedom Riders and Jesse Owens.

In conjunction with PBS series “Independent Lens” Indie Lens Pop-Up. Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations.

When: Sunday, February 18th
HBCU Fair – 1 pm to 5 pm
Movie Screening – 2 pm

Location:
Reginald F. Lewis Museum
830 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202

RSVP to let the organizers know you are coming

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NAMYANKA BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION 2018

February 18th

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Who: Presented by Laurene M Walker-Blake

Description from website: Namyanka’s annual Black History Celebration – Sunday, February 18, 2018, 4:00 pm. Be a part of the Account of Harriet Tubman told in song, dance, and spoken word. Unifed Voices will open up with songs of celebration, and Namyanka will close with dances from Black Broadway musicals and movies.

When: Sunday, February 18th, 2018 / 4:00pm – 700pm

Location:
Turner Auditorium, Johns Hopkins Hospital
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205

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The Charles Theater Revival Series: Get Out

February 22nd

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Who: The Charles Theater

Description from website: The Charles Theater will screen the critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated film, Get Out.

When: Thursday, February 22nd / 9:00pm

Location:
1711 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD

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Free Black History Month Concert by Faith Presbyterian Church

February 23rd

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Who: Daniel C.X. Rich

Description from website: Daniel C.X. Rich, baritone will present a concert of African American composers, spiritual arrangements and songs set to the texts of Black poets.

Daniel has performed with several opera companies including the role of Surnani in an operetta commissioned by The Smithsonian and the Sultanate of Oman. Most recently, he took the rolls of Horseman in Strauss’ Rosenkavalier and Falstaff in Verdi’s Falstaff. Daniel is a graduate of Morgan State, and currently a graduate student at Manhattan School of Music.

A meet the artist reception will follow.

When: Friday, February 23rd / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location:
Faith Presbyterian Church
5400 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21239

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Black History Gospel Cruise

February 24th

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Who: Spirit of Baltimore

Description from website: Celebrate Black History Month aboard Spirit of Baltimore, during a special narrated lunch cruise, highlighting important moments in Black History on the Inner Harbor. This year, we’re also partnering with Heaven 600 to bring you a live gospel performance.

  • Narration highlighting Black history in Baltimore
  • Live gospel performance
  • Gospel Lunch Menu
  • Amazing Skyline Views
  • Board: 11:30 am | Cruise: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Price: from $54.90 per person

When: Saturday, February 24thBoard: 11:30 am | Cruise: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Departing from Inner Harbor, Baltimore

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Happy Black History Month!

 

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