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Black History Month

February is officially Black History Month!!!

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Columbia University Black History Month Calendar

February is officially Black History Month and Columbia is going to have a month full of events including "Black love week" which is being hosted by Barnard's Organization of Soul Sisters. Stay tuned for upcoming events.

Unsung Heros: Harriet Jacobs, Bill Pickett, Joyce Bryant, and Other Overlooked Historical Figures

There’s a good chance these names—and many others like them—are unfamiliar to you. Perhaps that’s because whenever February comes around and schools, corporations, and media outlets use the occasion to tout the achievements and accomplishments of famous black people, it’s almost always the usual suspects—Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, etc.—who are emphasized. Harriet Jacobs wrote the autobiographical Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Bill Pickett was a black cowboy and rodeo performer, and Joyce Bryant was a jazz singer and entertainer.

Harlem Fine Arts Show

The annual Harlem Fine Arts Show, which includes a fine-arts exhibition and sale, celebrates African-American art in all its forms. The opening reception hosed by Delta Sigma Theta (BAC) and Riverside Church Foundations salutes African-Americans in medicine with a champagne toast and live jazz, Friday focuses on youth empowerment, and the weekend’s events include a lecture and artist talk as well as a gospel brunch and a salute to African-American nurses. This will be taking place at the Riverside Church, right near campus! It’ll be happening from Thursday February 16 2017 - Sunday February 19 2017.

A Chamber Music Celebration of Black History Month

Arts organization Groupmuse, which links classical musicians with hosts for living-room listening parties, teams up with the Brooklyn Historical Society to present a blend of classical music with rap and spoken word. Pieces by African-American composers and lyricists, including Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Maya Angelou, are accompanied by violin, cello and piano compositions. This event will be taking place at the Brooklyn Historical Society, on Thursday, February 23rd. Find out more here:

The Black Cowboy Exhibit at the Studio Museum

Check out the Studio Museum in Harlem's exhibit "Black Cowboy" which "aims to overcome the historical omission of the long history African-American communities have held in the keeping and training of horses. Find out more here:

Apollo's Open House


Once a year the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem hosts a FREE 'open house' to commemorate Black History month! Check it out on Saturday, Feb. 4th from 2-6pm! More information can be found here:

Barnard's Black History Month Tribute

Check out Barnard's tribute to inspiring women of Black History Month. There's a shout out to Barnard alum Zora Neale Hurston (class of 1928) as well as novelist Alice Walker of The Color Purple. Find out more here:

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