Black History Month Events at the Central Library
The Central Library in downtown Buffalo has quite a few Black History Month events! Check out the details! The Central Library is 1 Lafayette Square. All of the events are free to attend and open to all!
•Now - February 28:
The exhibit The Making of a Monument, presented by the Buffalo African American Museum
•Fridays, February 8, 15, 22 from 12-1pm.
The Making of a Monument Speaker Series
This series discusses the Michigan Street Heritage Corridor, which includes programs about the Colored Musicians Club. There will be performances by the African American Cultural Center.
•Saturday, February 9 from 1-2 pm
A Mapping the Road to Canaan workshop for all.
"Young Audiences of WNY Teaching Artist Annette Daniels Taylor offers a new way to understand the routes that freedom seekers took through WNY, followed at 2:30 p.m. by the program Buffalo’s Road to Freedom, featuring video clips from local Under-ground Railroad documentaries and panel discussion with retired WIVB-TV broadcaster Rich Newberg and invited guests."
•Sunday, February 17, 2 pm
Risking Everything: A Story of Niagara’s Freedom Seekers, with a discussion moderated by Rich Newberg.
"The half-hour film, co-directed and produced by the award-winning photographer Isadore Bleckman and his wife, Mary G. Roseberry, tells the story of African Americans making the dangerous journey from slave states to Canada and freedom before the American Civil War."
To get more details, call the Library at 716-858-8900 or visit www.BuffaloLib.org.
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