Black History Month officially began when the clock struck midnight on the last day of January. February is known for a handful of eventful traditions and activities: Chinese New Year on the fifth, Valentines Day, President’s Day, and Groundhog’s Day, a fan favorite of many little tots. However, likely the most prominent day, or more so 28 days in the nation is that of Black History Month.
Though a little longer drive for most students attending school, Dallas is home to many events occurring this month regarding Black History Month. Many activities have passed, but many are still continuing through the rest of February. So if anyone wants to find something fun and interesting to do, head on out to…
Attend a free community cooking class at the Juanita Craft Recreation Center every Tuesday, Feb. 6-March 13. Learn about the history and healthy roots of traditional African food.
Learn about the first African American to be appointed to the Supreme Court at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center’s production of Thurgood by George Stevens Jr. See this dramatic retelling of Thurgood Marshall’s life through Feb. 7-25.
Head to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum for the 3rd Annual Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective, a unique art exhibit on display from Feb. 9-22.
Sit in on a classic African American film at the Texas Theatre as it presents its Black Cinematheque Filmmaker program through February. Watch movies like Boyz n the Hood on Feb. 10, Super Fly on Feb. 17, Malcolm X on Feb. 24 and more. Admission is only $1!
Celebrate with a Dallas queen at the Bomb Factory as Erykah Badu Presents: Bless you Bruja! Another Badu Birthday on Feb. 23. Badu’s annual birthday party will showcase her performing live, surprises, and special guests.
There are so many events to attend during this historic month, and many people should try and do something to divulge themselves in a culture that has shaped the world we live in today.