CT Black History Month

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CT Black History Month

Five additional activities in Connecticut that are related to Black History Month include "Pieces of an African Amerian Life," a Black History Month civil rights lecture, "Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking," "A Legacy Revealed — Beyond the Movement Black History Celebration," and All-American Artistry. Details for these events are below.

Pieces of an African American Life

  • Pieces of an African American Life is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on February 11, 2020, at the Granby Senior Center, which is located at 15 North Granby Road, Granby, Connecticut 06035.
  • In honor of Black History Month, Noah Webster House will be hosting a multimedia presentation of "the heroic story of one man who struggled to gain freedom," which explores the life of "West Hartford resident Bristow and helps share part of the African-American experience during the Revolutionary War era."
  • The cost to attend is $6 for members and $8 for non-members.
  • Interested parties will need to call 860-844-5352 by February 4, 2020, to register.

Black History Month Civil Rights Lecture

  • A lecture on civil rights is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on February 13, 2020, at Founder's Hall, Central Connecticut State University.
  • Breanne Zolfo, a nationally known activist whose "coffee shop in Crown Point, Ind., has gained national recognition for its promotion of acts of kindness among its staff and customers," will be giving the university's spring civil rights lecture.
  • There is no cost to attend this program and it is open to the public.
  • For additional information, interested parties can email Stephen Balkaran at BalkaranSte@CCSU.edu.

Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin, 2019

A Legacy Revealed — Beyond the Movement Black History Celebration

  • A Legacy Revealed — Beyond the Movement Black History Celebration is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on February 20, 2020, at the Mark Twain House and Museum, which is located at 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06015.
  • Between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., there will be an interactive exhibit and between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., the legacy showcase will be presented. The night is designed to be "multi-sensory experience to remember as we inform, entertain and educate the community about Hartford’s history and culture."
  • There is no cost to attend this program.

All-American Artistry

  • The All-American Artistry event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on February 1, 2020, at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Connecticut.
  • In recognition of Black History Month, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO) will perform Concert Overture No. 2 by composer Florence Price, who was the "first African-American woman to have a composition performed by a major symphony orchestra."
  • Tickets cost between $35 and $65, depending on where seats are located.
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