Crocker Art Museum hosts Black History Month Celebration: A Free Family Festival

SACRAMENTO – The Crocker Art Museum hosts its Black History Month Celebration: A Free Family Festival this weekend and is urging the whole community to attend. The festival is set to run 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 21. This year, the celebration honors mavericks, innovators, and nightingales. The performance lineup has a […]

16th Annual California Rosa Parks Day Celebration

SACRAMENTO – 16th Annual California Rosa Parks Day Celebration is scheduled for Monday, February 8 at the California State Capitol. The late civil rights icon Rosa Parks is known globally for helping to spark change in the Jim Crow South by refusing to relinquish her seat on the bus for a White rider. Her refusal […]

KVIE Documentary Tells Story Of Byron Rumford Sr. And California Housing Practices

SACRAMENTO —Doug Harris Sr. made good on a promise when he was given an ultimatum from his mom to make a documentary of how Assemblyman Byron Rumford Sr. was able to create and pass a bill to eliminate unfair housing practices in California. In nearly three years, Harris, a filmmaker, researched, produced, and directed the […]

Special Screening of “Balck Indians: An American Story”

SACRAMENTO – In honor of Black History Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum present a Native Film Screening of “Black Indians: An American Story” on Saturday, February 21. There will be showings at 11:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. Narrated by James Earl Jones, the film brings to light a little known and […]

UOP announces full calendar of events celebrating Black History Month

STOCKTON – The University of the Pacific’s annual Black History Month celebration involves a number of activities that honor the history and heritage of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Throughout the month of February, students, faculty and staff put on numerous events, including a keynote speaker, gospel concert, poetry reading, roundtable discussions and various […]

Sacramento Area Black Caucus Celebrates The Legacy of Black Veterans

SACRAMENTO – The legacy of African American veterans will be celebrated on Saturday, February 22 as the Unsung Heroes Living History Project (UHLHP) and the Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC) join forces to present the first Black History Month Veterans Outreach/Community Volunteer Recruitment Day. The event is scheduled to be held at the Women’s Civic […]

“African Americans and the Automobile” at The California Auto Museum

OLD SACRAMENTO – The California Auto Museum in Old Sacramento focuses its Second Saturday Tour Series on Black History this month. On Saturday, February 8 come out and learn more about “African Americans and the Automobile” from 2-3:15 p.m. Learn how Black Americans were impacted by and contributed to the development of the automobile, the […]

HAIRitage: A Fine Art & Photo Exhibition on Display at Sacramento City College

SACRAMENTO – They got on Gabby and now they’re pounding Pam. Black hair and its appearance on the international stage has had people talking for a while, the discussion continues locally as a local barbershop is set to hold two area events on the topic of hair. Master Barber and Beauty Shop takes center stage […]

Sacramento Public Libraries Celebrate Black History Month

SACRAMENTO – From appreciating the innovations that have sprung from African American minds to celebrating how African dance has spread across the world, the Sacramento Public Library system has dozens of events planned at its area branches for Black History Month. We’ve highlighted a few here. Area artist Daphne Burgess will present a number of […]

KVIE Documentary Features Local Civil Rights Activist Nat Colley

SACRAMENTO – The Black History Month documentary, “The Time is Now: The Civic Life of Sacramento’s Nathaniel S. Colley” will air at 7:00 p.m., Feb. 20, on KVIE. The documentary examines the life of Sacramento’s first practicing African American attorney, who spent 50 years shaping the course of American history. Colley’s pursuit of civil rights […]