7 Local Black History Month Events

February is Black History Month – a month dedicated to honoring, celebrating and recognizing the triumphs of Black trailblazers in our community.

From artistic creatives to business owners and civil rights activists to inventors, Broward County has been home to extraordinary Black leaders throughout the years that have shaped South Florida into what it is today.

We honor the past, present and future Black heroes by highlighting local Black History Month events taking place across Broward County.
 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Date: Tuesday, February 1st to Wednesday, March 30th
Time: Weekdays | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: 50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is hosting "African American Women Changemaker," an educational exhibition highlighting the lives of African American women pioneers through photographs. The photographs are historical records from the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. All the represented women in the images contain short descriptions and biographies of their lives.

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"60 Years of Black Art" Featuring Works by Dillard Center for The Arts' AP Students at History Fort Lauderdale

Date: Tuesday, February 1st to Monday, February 28th
Time: Weekdays and Weekends | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: 219 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

History Fort Lauderdale Museum presents "60 Years of Black Art," an exhibition highlighting art from students at the Dillard Center for the Arts' Advanced Placement (AP) program. The exhibit embodies the past and current experiences of the Black community through the eyes of students.

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Gather Together – Storytelling from the African Diaspora

Date: Saturday, February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: 2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

In honor of the 2022 Black History Month theme, Black health and wellness, the African American Research Library and Cultural Center is hosting FREE weekly "Gather Together" events. The events are an in-person African tradition that features various storytellers from the African Diaspora. All are welcome to join in this emotional healing activity.

Click here for information about storytelling topics.
 

The African American Research Library and Cultural Center Rededication & Exhibition Grand Opening

Date: Friday, February 11th
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: 2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

On February 11th, The African American Research Library and Cultural Center will kick off their Vicennial celebration of collecting, maintaining, and showcasing Black history and culture. This year's Black History Month marks the start of their Rededication Ceremony and Grand Opening of the Dorothy Porter Wesley and Vivian Hewitt Exhibition.

The ceremony will introduce the new exhibit Collectors' Duet: The Lifelong Librarianship of Vivian D. Hewitt and Dorothy Porter Wesley Exhibition. The showcase will highlight the lives and bodies of work of these prominent librarians.

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Together: An Exhibition Celebrating African American Quilts

Date: Friday, February 18th
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Ali Cultural Arts Center | 353 Dr Martin Luther King Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

On February 18th, the Ali Cultural Arts Center in Pompano Beach is hosting the opening reception of "Together: An Exhibition Celebrating African American Quilts." The event features traditional art from individuals around the country and honors the first African American quilters.

Click here for more information about the opening exhibition.
 

Sistrunk Annual Parade and Festival

Date: Saturday, February 26th
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Sistrunk Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Sistrunk Boulevard Corridor, a historic neighborhood known for having Fort Lauderdale's oldest Black community, is hosting the Sistrunk Annual Parade in celebration of Black History Month. The parade will feature steppers, drill teams and decorated floats ridden by local business owners and politicians! After the parade activities, a street festival with live music and vendors will take place.

For more details about the parade, click here.
 

Miramar's 2022 Afro Carib Festival

Date: Saturday, February 26th
Time: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location: Miramar Amphitheater | 16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33027

Finish Black History Month by dancing the night away at Miramar's 2022 Afro Carib Festival at the Miramar Amphitheater. The 2022 Afro Carib Festival will be hosted by Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis and will feature local and international Reggae artists. Headliners include Protoje and his band Indignation, as well as Afro B and reggaeton star EIX.

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We want to give a special thank you to the African American Research Library and Cultural Center for collaborating with United Way of Broward County to highlight the historical lives and archival works of local prominent Black figures throughout the month of February across our social media.

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