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January 13, 2022

2022 Black History Month Events

by
Office of State History

The following are some examples of Black History Month Events taking place at museums and historical societies across New York State.  Check back often for updates.

New York City

New-York Historical Society
“Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature”
February 1st
6:30pm
More information: https://www.nyhistory.org/programs/read-until-you-understand-profound-wisdom-black-life-and-literature

New-York Historical Society
“Composite Nation: Frederick Douglass and the Promise of America”

February 15th
7:00pm
More information: https://www.nyhistory.org/programs/composite-nation-frederick-douglass-and-promise-america

New-York Historical Society
“White Gold: Sugar and Slavery”

February 22nd
6:30pm
More information: https://www.nyhistory.org/programs/white-gold-sugar-and-slavery

New-York Historical Society
“Black Dolls Gallery Tour”

February 28th
11:00am
More information: https://www.nyhistory.org/programs/black-dolls-gallery-tour

Long Island

Adelphi University
“Great Books, Great Conversations: An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson”

February 8th
7:00pm
More information: https://www.adelphi.edu/events/great-books-great-conversations-an-evening-with-jacqueline-woodson-16-hon/

Connetquot River State Park Preserve
“Black History Month: Pioneers in Science”

February 13th
10:30am
More information: https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=8-31191.0

Connetquot River State Park Preserve
“Black History Month: Planet Explorers”

February 15th
6:30pm
More information: https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=8-31193.0

Connetquot River State Park Preserve
“Black History Month: Art by Basquiat”
February 19th

1:30pm
More information: https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=8-31192.0

Capital Region

New York State Museum
“Encore Presentation: The Lives of Enslaved People Through the Objects They Left Behind”
February 17th

4:00pm
More information: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/programs/lives-of-enslaved-people-through-objects-they-left-behind

New York State Archives
“Risk-Takers and Change-Makers: A Conversation with the Underground Railroad Education Center Co-founders”
February 1st

12:30pm
More information: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eidbp7ae24dcfc9f&oseq=&c=&ch=

New York State Library
“Espionage and Enslavement”
February 3rd

2:00pm
More information: https://nyslibrary.libcal.com/event/8507790

Albany Institute of History and Art
“Film & Discussion: Conversations on Freedom”
February 5th
2:00pm
More information: https://www.albanyinstitute.org/event/product/FILM-DISCUSSION-Conversations_on_Freedom.html

University at Albany
“Black History African Heritage Month”
February 1st-28th
More information: https://events.albany.edu/cal/event/eventView.do?b=de&href=/public/cals/MainCal/CAL-2962acd1-7cdf9c8e-017c-e1dfe4a6-00003889.ics

Preservation League of New York
“How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith”
February 10th
4:00pm
More information: https://www.preservenys.org/calendar/preservation-book-club-how-the-world-is-passed-by-clint-smith

Fulton County Historical Society
“To Arms! To Arms!: Black Civil War Veterans in Fulton County”

February 10th
6:30pm
More information: https://fultoncountyhistoricalsociety.org/events/

Hudson Valley

Purchase Free Library
“The Underground Railroad in Westchester County”
February 26th
1:00pm
More information: https://www.purchasefreelibrary.org/the-underground-railroad-in-westchester-county/

Scarsdale Public Library
“Madam C. J. Walker: The First Black Female Millionaire”
February 22nd
7:00pm
More information: https://www.scarsdalelibrary.org/events/madam-cj-walker-first-black-female-millionaire

Yonkers Public Library
“African American Genealogy with Dennis Richmond”

February 1st
6:00pm
More information: https://ypl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=92091&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2022/02/01

Yonkers Public Library
“Tracing Your West Indian Ancestors: A Complex Story of Slavery in America”
February 9th
7:00pm
More information: https://ypl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=93371&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2022/02/01

Greater Niagara

The Buffalo History Museum
“Buffalo Black Achievers Museum Lecture with Herb Bellamy”

February 2nd
6:00pm
More information: https://buffalohistory.org/event/buffalo-black-achievers-museum-lecture/

Finger Lakes

Rochester Public Library
“Exploring the Friendship of Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali”
February 9th
6:30pm
More information: https://calendar.libraryweb.org/event/8731181

Rochester Public Library
“Celebrate Black History Month: Very Beginner Drawing, Draw Like Artist Jacob Lawrence”
February 24th
6:00pm
More information: https://calendar.libraryweb.org/event/8709974

Rochester Public Library
“African American Abstract Art in New York During the 1960s and 1970s”

February 28th
6:00pm
More information: https://calendar.libraryweb.org/event/8656095

Central New York

Northern Onondaga Public Library
“Black History Month Storytime”
February 8th, 15th, 22nd
6:00pm
More information: https://onlibnopl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=19733&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2022/02/01