BHM: Five ways to celebrate Black History Month


Maddie Gamertsfelder

Occurring annually in the month of February, Black History Month celebrates African American history and culture. Here are some ways to celebrate in Louisville this year.

Documentary: I Am Not Your Negro

When: Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m.

Where: Speed Art Museum

What: Based on James Baldwin’s civil rights writings, the documentary presents the transition of African American history into the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

How much does it cost: $9, $7 for Speed members

Muhammad Ali Center’s Black History Month Program

When: Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.

Where: Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St.

What: Film screening and panel discussion on “Mr. Temple & the Tigerbelles”

How much does it cost: Free

Black Jeopardy

Where:  Louisville Free Public Library, Newburg, 4800 Exeter Ave

When: Monday, Feb. 11, 3-4 p.m.

What: A competition of your knowledge on African American history

How much does it cost: Free

African American Read-In

Where: Louisville Free Public Library, Newburg, 4800 Exeter Ave

When: Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

What: Students from around the Louisville community celebrating historical African American writings

How much does it cost: Free

Various communities around Louisville, including JCPS schools, host read-ins to celebrate black literature.

Delia Webster Valentine Tea for Children

Where: Oldham County History Center, 106 North Second Ave., La Grange

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What: While offering crafts, lunch and the meeting of Delia Webster, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, the Oldham County History Center honors Webster’s accomplishments.

How much does it cost: Registration is required in advanced, $10 a person.

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