Black History Month in the Richmond, Virginia Area
Below is a list of locations hosting Black History Month events in the Richmond, Virginia area. For more information related to these events, please check out their individual websites or contact them directly.
"Free Indeed" ExhibitOn exhibit at the Virginia Baptist Historical Society is “free indeed!” which examines relationships between whites and blacks in the Baptist churches of Virginia prior to emancipation as well as the trials and triumphs of the enslaved. The exhibit opened in January 2012 and has attracted hundreds of visitors including numerous tour groups. It will remain on view through March 2014. In period documents, manuscript books, artifacts and specially-commissioned artwork, the exhibit shares stories from “the peculiar institution” called slavery. “free indeed!” – the exhibit – is open for visitors most weekdays from 9a-12pm and 1-4:30pm. Group tours must be scheduled by calling (804) 289-8434. http://www.baptistheritage.org/
Signs of Protest: Photographs from the Civil Rights EraVirginia Museum of Fine Arts (through Feb. 28)Signs and protests were inseparable in the 1960s. Like a visual bullhorn, they both amplified and unified the voices fighting injustice. This exhibition includes photographs that feature protest signs, as well as images of the larger culture of resistance surrounding them, with an emphasis on Civil Rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Stokely Carmichael. African American Read-In (Thu, Feb 20, 5 - 6 pm, Free)Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute with Film (Fri, Feb 21, 6 - 10 pm, $8 (VMFA members $5) www.vmfa.state.va.us/exhibitions/signs-of-protest.aspx
The Black History Segway Tour from River City Segs starts with enslaved peoples, and travels through emancipation, the ups and downs of Jackson Ward, into civil rights and to the present day. Its a unique way to experience and engage in Richmond. Feel free to give us a call with any other questions or comments. Like all of River City Segs' Segway adventures, this tour starts with a FULL training session on the only Segway specific training area in Virginia. River City Segs' training area is housed inside our historic 1884 firehouse.
Connecting Women of Color Conference University of Richmond1-5 p.m.Friday, February 2, 2014Jepson Alumni Center
The Connecting Women of Color Conference fosters an open dialogue in which undergraduate women can think deeply and critically about current issues. This conference seeks to cultivate an outlet on campus focused on both intellectual and personal development in which women of color at the University of Richmond and their allies can have meaningful dialogues around issues important to them while also serving as a forum to invite women from other local universities to further the diversity work and inclusivity of the conference. The conference intentionally focuses on networking in a welcoming environment with the intentions of connecting students with women that they otherwise may not have the opportunity to meet.For more information, please visit the CWCC website.
“An Evening with Actor and Author Hill Harper” Virginia Commonwealth UniversityWednesday, February 26, 2014 7 – 9 p.m. University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms Sponsored by Black Caucus @ VCU, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Government Association, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.