Happy Black History Month! Boston is holding several events this month to honor all the historic, scientific, and cultural contributions incredible Black Americans have made to our city. Here are some you don’t want to miss:
The City of Boston is kicking off its celebration of Black History Month on February 6th at city hall. In addition to a traditional collection of speakers reflecting on the month, the event plans to emphasize Black art. It’s the perfect ceremony for anyone interested in the intersection of Black history, art, and music history, and all the beautiful ways the two intersect.
This event, hosted by the Boston Globe and Museum of Science, is an ongoing series throughout the month that will show various films featuring brilliant Black creativity. With both online and in-person screenings and some free events, this festival is perfect for any film lover who wants to honor the month.
Over the weekend of February 10th and 11th the Museum of Science’s Black History Month Celebration Weekend will be hosting speakers, performances, and a screening of the movie “What’s Hair Got to do With It.” This celebration is the perfect event for families looking for ways to honor the month together.
Keeping in line with celebrating Black art is the Boston Symphony Orchestra, hosting a concert at Symphony Hall on February 15th. The performance will showcase Black composers, both historic and modern. From music theorists to a casual listener, all music fans should check out this concert to learn more about the contributions Black composers have made to the classical world.
Hosted by Afrimerican Academy, this conversation honors not only Black History Month but also the 50th anniversary of desegregation in Boston Public Schools. Anyone interested in Boston’s history, but especially students, should come to the discussion to hear from others and share their opinions on the state of BPS today.