Commemorate Black History Month with Chicago and suburban activities
February is Black History Month! Honor the month with these Chicago and suburban events.
Explore and honor Black History Month with Umoja. Umoja is a student development corporation, based on the Kiswahili word for unity, that aims to help low-income youth succeed. The Black History Month Celebration will take place on Feb. 27 and will highlight African culture with special vendors, music and dance. Only a 15 minute train ride on the blue line from Arkadia Towers!
Learn more about African American history and culture at the DuSable Museum of African American History! Walk through exhibits such as Freedom, Resistance, and the Journey towards Equality or African Story. Free on Sundays and only a 2o minute bus ride on the 4 line from Vue20.
Enjoy a show at the Harold Washington Cultural Center! Named after Chicago’s 42nd mayor Harold Washington, the performing arts and education facility is set to host a variety of shows in February including Supreme Love and Coffee, Tea and Conversation with the center’s founder Dorothy Tillman. Only an 8 minute train ride on the green line from Vue20.
Honor influential African American sports payers such as Jackie Robinson at the North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook! On February 21 join the Jackie Robinson West Little League Team, a nationally-ranked, all-African American team that made it to the World Series in 2014, to celebrate Black History Month. The event will include food and a presentation on the legacy of Jackie Robinson and the history of black baseball players. Free of charge and only a 9 minute drive from NorthShore 770 or a 13 minute drive from The Reserve Glenview.