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Posted on: January 31, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Black History Month Community Events

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February is Black History Month and some of our local schools and facilities have ways you can celebrate. See below for a host of events to fill up your calendar with!

 

Joliet Junior College

February 1: American Red Cross Blood Drive

February 1: Gospel Choir Performance

February 2: Step into Your Greatness

February 3: African Bazaar

February 4: Dinner & a Movie – Black Panther

February 8: Black Perspective Series: Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall
February 9: “Do it for the Culture”

February 15: DuSable Museum Field Trip
February 16: Scholarships Workshop

February 23: Black Perspective Series: Family Values

March 4: Black Panel of Excellence

March 9: Black Alumni at Work – Virtual Panel

For more information and registration: https://go.jjc.edu/blackhistorymonth

 

Plainfield Public Library

February 9: Virtual Black History Month Trivia
For more information and registration: https://plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/

 

White Oak Library

All month long, the Romeoville branch will have a Black History Month book display in their Children’s Department.

 

 

Black History Month can be traced back to Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association of the Study of African American Life and History. He presented the first celebration of Black History Week in February 1926. President Gerald Ford later issued a proclamation in 1976 to extend it to Black History Month.

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