Below are just a few of the many Black History events going on in Memphis this month. For additional events, check out this list from Tri-State Defender.
Moving Beyond Prejudice: “Prom Night in Mississippi” Documentary
February 20 at Rhodes College at 7pm. Documentary viewing and conversation with the director, Paul Saltzman.
Lunch & Learn: “African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement”
February 22 at the National Civil Rights Museum from 11:45am – 1pm. This year’s national theme for Black History Month is “Black Women in American History and Culture.” The discussion will look at the role African-American women have played from 1619 to 1968. Free, bring your own lunch!
Stax Music Academy: Welcome to Soulsville
On February 28 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, Stax Music Academy will present an original, Broadway-style musical production, “Welcome to Soulsville.” All performances are free and open to the public. Bar-Kays lead singer Larry Dodson will appear as a special guest as will Soulsville Foundation CEO and Grammy-winning musician Kirk Whalum. For reservations, contact Leona Johnson at Leona.firstname.lastname@example.org.