|News from the Allegheny County Regional Asset District|
The month of February has been officially observed as Black History Month in America since 1976, but it truly began back in 1926 with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. And while it is certainly not confined to a single month, we appreciate the dedicated time to honor and reflect on Black History. If you are looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month, here are a few options being offered by some of our regional assets:
The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is offering virtual events throughout the month from a look at Pittsburgh’s Black Arts Scene to a film screening of Mr. Soul! to a literary salon featuring Ming Smith. Click here to learn more.
Check out We’re Better Than This by Elijah Cummings from your local library and join Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for a virtual discussion on February 22 with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and Jim Dale. Click here to register.
For educational programming throughout the month, be sure to check out Heinz History Center. Click here to see the month’s programming.
Prime Stage Theatre presents a special, educational, filmed theatre piece about the life of Sojourner Truth. Sojourner written by Richard LaMonte Pierce, directed by Linda Haston, and starring Delana Flowers, is available February 12 – 26 and is co-sponsored by the August Wilson House. Click here for more information.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum presents The John L. Ford, Sr., African American Heritage Celebration – a free annual (this year, virtual) event focusing on the sacrifices and contributions of African Americans during the American conflicts – TODAY! February 11 @ 7pm. Click here to learn more.
Tune into WQED-TV throughout the month for educational and entertaining programming that celebrates Black History. Click here to view the full schedule.