Celebrate Black History Month with Downtown Orlando

Last updated on January 29, 2021

Join downtown Orlando for events that recognize the contributions and achievements of African Americans in history and in culture.

Lunch & Learn: Collecting and Preserving the Black Lives Matter Movement | February 5 | Virtual
From Sanford’s Goldsboro Museum to the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte to the George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis, how are institutions collecting and telling the Black Lives Matter story as it unfolds? Join the Orange County Regional History Center for an interactive discussion with the curators working to preserve this significant movement for the future.

Celebrating Black Culture: Storytelling & Poetry | February 11 | Virtual
During Celebrating Black Culture featuring Dr. Obi Nwakanma, poet and professor of Africana Studies at the University of Central Florida, and other local poets, celebrate the power of words and look at the role of storytelling in African tradition and the African American cultural experience. 

Celebrating African American Culture in Art, Music, and Dance | February 25 | Virtual
During Celebrating African American Culture in Art, Music, and Dance, Artist Chris Santos will give a virtual tour of this CityArts Factory exhibition: Roots/Raizes, plus the Standing Ovation Dance troupe, led by founder Terri Burns, and The Jazz Orchestra at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will perform.


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