To honor Black History Month, several Forest Park organizations have come together to create a series of online programs to celebrate and explore the history and stories of Black people in US history.
Black History Month began as a week-long event in 1926 created by Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland, through their organization the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now known as Association for the Study of African American Life and History). They selected the second week of February to coincide with the birthday of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. By the late 1960s, Negro History Week evolved into Black History Month.
Reimagining Freedom in America: The Historical Significance of Juneteenth for All Americans
Sunday, January 31 at 3 pm
Exploring Black Space: An Introduction to Afrofuturism & Character Creation
Sunday, February 7 at 1 pm
Bringing Black History to Life: Kucha & Baba Tony Storytellers
Sunday, February 14 at 1 pm
Quilting a Beloved Community
Sunday, February 21 at 1 pm
Paul Robeson: 20th Century Renaissance Man
Sunday, February 28 at 2 pm