Celebrate Black History Month throughout Central Virginia

February marks the annual observance of Black History Month!

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Here’s a look at remaining events in 2019:

Richmond

Created Equal Film Series: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Created Equal is hosted by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in partnership with the Richmond Peace Education Center to tell the story of the Black Power Movement.

The never-before-seen footage will span over 30 years of history.

Free Lyft rides

Lyft is offering one free ride up to $10 to Richmond area Black history museums, memorials, sites and black-owned businesses.

Riders can use code BHMRIC19 anytime this month to redeem the free ride to one of three locations, including the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, the Virginia Museum of History and Culture and the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site.

Concert for Black History Month

Black History Month concert by area high school choirs | Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m., Richmond’s First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Ave.¬†Free parking is available in the Mulberry Street and Robinson Street parking lots, or along the street on Monument Avenue, Boulevard, Park Avenue and Mulberry Street.

Black History Month Celebration

Come out to the Children’s Museum to experience special education stations featuring African-American inventors and history makers. Richmond’s Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company will perform as well. The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Henrico

African Dance, Music and the Oral Tradition

The Elegba Folklore Society will perform traditional dances and chants to tell a story.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 2 p.m., and seating is first-come, first-served. The event will be held at Henrico Theatre on Friday, Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m.

History in Focus: A Series

Learn how the Meadow Farm and other 19th century enslaved people sought freedom both physically and spiritually. Explore the religion, music and folk tales that brought courage and hope to many.

The series will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-3 p.m., at Meadow Farm Museum.


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