We have programs for youth and adults to celebrate Black History Month. Kids who like to learn while they play will love Mount Pleasant’s program Black History Month: Learning Scavenger Hunt. The program will run on February 17 and February 24 from 12:00pm and 5:00pm.
Young movie fans should check out Let’s Get the Rythmn: the Life and Times of Miss Mary Mack on February 19 (2:00pm-4:00pm) at Wanskuck. Shown in association with the Providence Children’s Film Festival, the movie documents the history of children’s rhythmical clapping games, sometimes called “jazz on the streets.”
For adults, Knight Memorial will show the movie “42” about the life, career and racial integration experiences of African American baseball player Jackie Robinson, on February 22 at 5:00pm. Rochambeau will be hosting a screening of Selma on February 29. Presented in association with the Brown University Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, the movie chronicles Martin Luther King’s campaign for equal voting rights and the famous civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. The screening starts at 5:30pm and will be followed by a discussion featuring Professor Anthony Bogues, Ray Watson and Eugenia Marks.
As well as these great programs, take a look at our book recommendations and other learning resources.