BHM: Ways to celebrate Black History Month in the Manual and Louisville community


Sydney Finley sings “Safe in His Arms” during the Black History Month program. Photo by Grace Bradley.

Aliyah Lang

Manual events: 

Throughout February, students will read inspirational quotes from influential black figures following the morning announcements.  

The week of February 7, there will be black history trivia during all five lunches hosted by the Black Student Union (BSU). The annual Black History Month program will be on Thursday, February 17. This year’s program theme is Becoming: Black History “Our History the Audacity of Hope.”     

Lastly, the last Manual led event is on February 24, a parent and student forum for equity at Manual.    

Graphic of Manual’s BHM event flyer for 2022.

Louisville wide events:

The Other African-American: Black People in Nicaragua and Cuba Fast Class will cover the culture and history of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Nicaraguan people. This fast class is hosted at the Louisville Free Public Library at 301 York Street and will begin at 6:30. 

Truth Be Told: The Policies that Impacted Black Lives exhibit at the Muhammad Ali Center from Wednesday to Sunday from 12 to 5. Truth Be Told will showcase the honesty of black history in the Louisville community.

Louisville Slugger Museum hosts “The Best Black Baseball Team You’ve Never Heard Of” every Saturday through February and March at 11, 1 and 2. This exhibit focuses on the adversity black teams faced in sports, especially against white opponents. 

Kentucky Derby Museum: “Black Heritage in Racing Tour” exhibit highlights the impact African Americans had on the Thoroughbred industry every Saturday in the month of February at 1.