2018 Black History Month events near BART

Every February, the United States pays tribute to African Americans whose struggles and triumphs are woven into the fabric of America’s story. This month-long celebration, initiated by Harvard-educated historian Carter G. Woodson in 1925, was created to acknowledge the ignored contributions from artists and activists, academics and craftsmen, writers and poets, and people in service. In fact, this year’s Black History Month theme is “African Americans in times of War”. The Oakland Museum and Library at Oakland is hosting several events around this theme. See other BARTable events happening now through the end of the month.

Black History Month at The Oakland Museum and Library at Oakland

As part of Oakland’s library system, the African American Museum and Library is dedicated to the sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West. 

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Black History Month: Oakland Museum of California

Perfectly timed to coincide with Black History Month, this exhibit explores the role of the black male in contemporary society.

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OMCA: "Question Bridge: Black Males"

Lake Merritt (Oakland)
Black Choreography Festival

The Bay Area has a thriving dance scene, and this yearly festival is a highlight for its loyal fans of traditional and contemporary African American dance. 

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Black Choreography Festival

24th St. Mission (SF)
Black Joy Parade

Organizers of this first downtown parade hope that it will be a positive, inclusive experience, celebrating the area’s black community and its contributions. 

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Black Joy Parade

12th St. Oakland City Center
Museum of the African Diaspora

For the month of February, Saturday admission is free at this downtown San Francisco museum. 

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