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Dates:Saturday, February 1, 2020 - Friday, February 28, 2020
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black history month in boston - featured events photoDuring the month of February, there will be many special events hosted around Boston celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of the Black community, acknowledging Black leaders, activists and trailblazers who fought so hard for diversity, equality and inclusion.

Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston will celebrate Black History Month in February with the following events:

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor's Office of Resilience and Racial Equity, the Mayor's Office of Diversity, and the City of Boston's Black Employee Network (B.E.N) today announced a series of events in honor of Black History Month.

Starting on Monday, the City will be hosting special events year-round celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of the black community, and acknowledging black leaders, activists and trailblazers who fought for equality and inclusion.

The public is encouraged to attend the events and participate on social media with the hashtag #MoreThanAMonth. All events are free and open to all.

Black History Month events include:

Annual Black History Month Kickoff Celebration
Monday, February 3, 2020
12:00 p.m., Mayor Walsh to arrive at 12:30 p.m.
Boston City Hall Mezzanine, 3rd Floor

Carter G. Woodson Basketball Tournament
Saturday, February 8, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Shelburne Community Center, 2730 Washington St., Roxbury

The Black History Project of Lexington
Sat, February 8, 2020
10:00 AM 12:00 PM EST
Munroe Tavern, 1332 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420

See You Yesterday Movie & Panel Discussion
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
5:00 PM 7:30 PM EST
Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library
1350 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126

A Salute to Those Who Served: A Black History Month Celebration
Tue, February 11, 2020
2:00 PM 5:00 PM EST
University of Massachusetts Boston
Morrissey Boulevard
Alumni Lounge - Campus Center 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02125

Dream Chasers-Call For Youth Artists
Thursday, February 13, 2020
5:00 p.m.
Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St., Boston

Our Story - a compilation of poetry, dance, & music from historical & current events
Friday February 14 & Saturday February 15, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02125

Red Sox Foundation offers Free Admission to the Museum of African American History
February 14 - 22, 2020
Open 10:00am - 4:00pm (Closed on Sundays)
FREE admission and tours offered to all museum visitors between February 14-22

Age Strong Black Heritage Celebration
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
11:00 a.m.
Melnea Cass Recreation Complex, 120 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd, Boston
RSVP to (617) 645-4366

BCYF Girls Initiative Skate Night and Trivia Night
Friday, February 21, 2020
5:00 p.m.
Chez Vous, 11 Rhoades Street, Mattapan

3rd Annual Fashionscape and Arts of Boston
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
6:00 p.m.
Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St. Suite 200, Boston

Movie Night (Selma) and Discussion at Suffolk Construction
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Suffolk Construction, 65 Allerton St, Boston

The Coming: Black History Month Celebration
February 27, 2020
In celebration of Black History Month, The Berklee Performance Series musically commemorate 400 years since the first Africans were brought to Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619.

4th Annual Black History Month Celebration
Sat, February 29, 2020
1:00 PM 4:00 PM EST
Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830

Mayor Walsh's 4th Annual African American Veterans Brunch
Saturday, February 29, 2020
11:00 a.m.
Thelma Burns Center, 575 Warren St., Roxbury

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