Feb 1, 2024 - Things to Do

Local Black History Month events

Animated illustration of a Pan-African flag waving over a calendar showing the month of February.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

We've compiled a list of places you can celebrate and learn about Black history throughout February.

🪘 Make West African music, study genealogy, learn about Columbus' Black firefighters and more at local libraries, with free activities for all ages scheduled throughout the month.

🍿 Watch movies depicting Black joy and experiences at the McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Worthington.

ğŸŽ­ Learn about the Lincoln Theatre, school desegregation and the Underground Railroad during free programs at the Ohio Statehouse every Tuesday at noon.

ğŸŽ¶ Enjoy a popup concert by the Columbus Cultural Orchestra, multigenerational musicians whose performances range from classical music to Miles Davis and Kendrick Lamar.

✍️ See poetry performances focused on Black womanhood at the Ohio History Center.

ğŸŽ¨ Celebrate Aminah Robinson with art workshops at the King Arts Complex, 835 Mount Vernon Ave.

📖 Learn about Ohio's role in the Underground Railroad during a local author's presentation the Ohio History Center.

  • 3-5pm Feb. 22. Included with museum admission ($10-16).
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