RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – February is Black History Month and are a number of events taking place all over Richmond that you won’t want to miss.
Film/Lecture Series: Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, 600 North 2nd Street, Jackson Ward, Saturdays 1pm – February 2nd, Our Inspiration: The Story Of Maggie Lena Walker; February 9th – Harlem Renaissance; February 16, The Road to Brown – Brown v Board of Education; February 23rd, February One – Greensboro sit-in movement & The Richmond 34, for details www.nps.gov/mawa, facebook.com/maggielwalkernhs or call 804-771-2017 x 24.
Chesterfield County Events for Black History Month: Friday, February 1st, 7-9pm, free concert with Ordinary People Band at the Fulghum Center, 4003 Cogbill Road, North Chesterfield, registration is suggested but not required; February 2nd, The March to Freedom, 11am, Central Library; February 2nd, The United States Colored Troops in Civil War, LaPrade Library, for a complete list of events visit www.library.chesterfield.gov.
LOVE the Best Part of Virginia, Arts & Culture District Forum in Petersburg, Saturday, February 2nd, 10am – noon at Union Station, 103 River Street in old Towne, 804-586-5742; Black History Month Symposium, from Civil War to Civil Rights: The Effects of the Emancipation Proclamation, Saturday, February 16, 10am-2pm, register by Feb. 11, 804-318-8181; “Mr. Lincoln Returns To Prince George” Special Exhibit, Prince George County Regional Heritage Center, 6406Courthouse Road,, 804-863-0212 or www.youtube.com/watch.
Black History Month Celebration: The Family of Silas Omohundro, lecture on education, emancipation & race in antebellum Richmond, Saturday, February 9, 2-3pm, at Dorey Recreation Center, Free, 804-652-3409; At the Crossroads of Freedom & Equality, an afternoon of musical reflection, powerful portrayals and historical interpretation, 3pm, Sunday, February 10 in the Auditorium at The Academy at Virginia Randolph, 2204 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, www.henricorecandparks.com or 804-501-5808.
THE 411 ON “CRADLE TO PRISON PIPELINE” In Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Let Freedom Ring”, Sponsored by: The Coalition for Justice and the Virginia Leadership Roundtable. Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 – 12 – 2pm, First African Baptist Church, 2700 Hanes Avenue; Panelists: Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott, Dr. Shawn Utsey – Associate Professor of Psychology and Chairman of African Studies, VCU, King Salim Khalfani, Executive Director, NAACP & Closing Remarks: Dr. Rodney Waller, Pastor, First African Baptist Church.