During February, Baltimore offers many opportunities to celebrate Black History. Museum exhibitions, special film screenings, plays and more are happening around the city. Here’s our roundup of who’s celebrating and how.
Baltimore Theatre Project
The experimental theater company is presenting “The Meeting,” a drama chronicling the supposed meeting of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. See what happens when those two deeply contrasting minds debate on how to win freedom for all.
Feb. 11—through Feb. 14
The Creative Alliance
The artful non-profit has several events lined up throughout the month including the 6th annual Black History Month Student Art Competition Feb. 27 through March 5. First up, Bob Marley’s Birthday Soul Shakedown Party with Junior Marvins Wailers this Saturday Feb. 6. CA is hosting a family night and film screenings.
- “Do The Right Thing” Screening
This film by Spike Lee presents on a community fraught with high racial disagreements and the very hot summer day that brings it all to head.
- Akua Allrich
Seed! A special presentation for black history month is a moving interdisciplinary and multi-sensory arts event, connecting Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and the USA.
- “School Daze” Screening
Spike Lee’s rowdy film about college life on an HBCU’s campus and the pressures to fit in.
- Black History Family Night
A multi genre night featuring music, dance and theater performances.
The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum
The museum dedicated to the preservation of black history is a cultural hub. In addition to their exciting ongoing exhibitions, the museum has scheduled a handful of events for February focused on the theme of youth.
- Youth As Freedom Fighters: Youth on the Front Lines of Battle
Great Blacks in Wax invites a panel of guests to lead discussion on the young leaders in the struggle for civil rights.
- Fighting or Civil Rights Through Civil Disobedience
Youth will perform in a variety of ways to demonstrate how young adults have fought for civil rights peacefully.
Reginald F Lewis Museum
The museum dedicated to preserving and presenting the local black American’s experience has big events on the roster this month.
- Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer
Relive hip hop’s beginnings through the work of Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz during a film created to honor both the artist and his musical muse.
- Verizon Black History Month Open House
Verizon sponsors a free open house for visitors to experience interactive tours, activities and entertainment.
USS Constellation February Tours
- To Catch a Thief
This month the historic flagship is sailing the course it took during the three years before the Civil War in which it led the nation’s fight against the trans-Atlantic trafficking of slaves.
Every Saturday in February
Eubie Blake Center
- Our Baltimore
The Sun papers and Afro American Newspaper present a photo exhibition chronicling three generations of the notable Baltimore black family, the Phillips.