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Celebrating Black History Month


Celebrating Black History Month (AOA Logo)

Today is the first day of Black History Month, and it's a time to celebrate and acknowledge the rich history, culture, and achievements of ordinary and extraordinary Americans. This month provides us with many opportunities to get involved and show our support, whether it's through attending cultural events and exhibits, volunteering in our local communities, reading and learning about African American history, supporting Black-owned businesses, or having meaningful conversations with friends and family about the importance of this observance. Let us come together to recognize and honor African Americans now, and throughout history.

 

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

There are plenty of ways to engage in and support BHM, from attending art exhibits to participating in educational programs, festivals, and family-friendly activities. These opportunities provide a platform for bridging gaps and learning about African Americans throughout history. By taking part in these celebrations, not only do we gain a deeper understanding of our shared past, but we also have the opportunity to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone.

  • Search online for local events or initiatives related to Black History Month

  • Host or attend exhibits, lectures, and workshops that focus on African American history and culture

  • Highlight the contributions and achievements of African Americans in your community

  • Share training or educational opportunities with family and friends on African American history and culture

  • Encourage, spread the word, and get involved!

 

EVENTS NEAR AOA HQ IN ORLANDO

Event Name: Black History Month Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Date & Time: Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST | City of Orlando

Location: Orlando City Hall - Terrace Gallery, 1st floor 400 South Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32801


Event Name: City of Orlando’s Black History Month Proclamation Presentation

Date & Time: Monday, February 6, 2023 | 2 PM | City of Orlando

Location: Orlando City Hall, Council Chambers, 400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801


Event Name: Celebrating Black Arts and Culture

Date & Time: Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 10 AM – 3 PM | Orange County History Center

Location: Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL


Event Name: Crafternoons: Celebrate Black History Month

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | 4PM – 5PM | Orange County Library System

Location: Winter Garden Branch Library, 805 E Plant St., Winter Garden, FL 34787


Event Name: Sanford Jazz Ensemble: Salute To Black History Month Concert

Date & Time: Sunday, February 19, 2023 | 3PM – 5PM | Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

Location: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford, FL 32771

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The Library of Congress is a great resource, they also curate a site just for BHM:

The Center for Racial Justice in Education has a list of resources for Educators & Families:

The National Archives:




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