Black History Month Celebration

Tue Feb 02 2021 at 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Missouri History Museum | St. Louis

Publisher/HostMissouri History Museum
Join us for a series of virtual Black History Month events this February.

The Makings of the African American History
Initiative at the Missouri Historical Society
Tuesday, February 2 | 6:00pm
Wednesday, February 3 | 2:00pm
Presented with the @[38325611118:274:St. Louis County Library]
Join Shakia Gullette as she discusses the importance of
AAHI and the implementation of the initiative.
The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity
Thursday, February 4 | 4pm
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s 2021 theme is the Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity. To embrace this theme, AAHI is looking at the Black family, fictive kin, and genealogy as a way to celebrate the family as the foundation of African American Life. Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr., a Princeton professor and expert on the African American experience will give our Black History Month presentation on the experiences and development of the Black Family.
Black History Month–Themed Storytelling
Friday, February 5 | 10:30am
Join us for stories by Black authors and celebrate people and events in the African diaspora.
See STL Walking Tour: The Ville
Saturday, February 6 | 10am
Did you know that a single St. Louis neighborhood has been home to several Grammy Award winners, rock and roll hall of famers, Kennedy Center honorees, one of the first Black woman millionaires, three Grand Slam titleholders, the founder of the first Black collegiate sorority, and a chemist who worked on the atomic bomb? That neighborhood is the Ville, and it is the latest addition to our lineup of See STL tours! See STL is partnering with @[916439821829970:274:4theville] for a special walking tour that will show how this historic, self-sustained Black neighborhood has nurtured some of America’s greatest institutions and notable figures. One of our guides is a lifetime resident of this rich and complex community, so be prepared for some exciting memories—you never know which stories you’ll hear!
$15 per person for MHS members
$20 per person
Virtual Learning and Homeschool Day—Arts and Culture: Black History Month
Monday, February 15 | 10:00am
Celebrate Black History Month with a look at the rich
history of arts and culture of St. Louis African Americans.
See STL Walking Tour: The Ville
Saturday, February 20 | 10am and 2pm
Following the Lead of the Tuskegee Airmen
Tuesday, February 23 | 11am
Major Yolandea Wood, president of the Hugh J. White chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc., will speak about the Tuskegee Airmen—particularly those from St. Louis—and the lessons we can learn from their example.
Finding Your Folk: How to Use Rare Documents to Further Your Genealogy Search
February 25, 2021 | 6:30pm
Join us for a community discussion with the St. Louis African American History and Genealogy Society (SLAAHGS). SLAAHGS is the leading authority of the St. Louis region in helping individuals, families, and researchers trace their pasts. This presentation will demonstrate how to use rare documents in research.
ASL interpretation is available upon request. Please email [email protected] at least five business days before the program date. Requests for ASL interpretation within five business days cannot be guaranteed.
The Missouri Historical Society (MHS) fosters mutual understanding and facilitates solutions to shared experiences that affect our region and the world. The African American History Initiative (AAHI) uses history to promote greater cultural understanding and collaborative efforts to strengthen community ties. The initiative secures MHS’s ability to expand its community and educational programs; strategically collect artifacts and oral histories of historically underrepresented and marginalized people; and develop exhibitions to educate, empower, and enlighten visitors. In addition to supporting the core values of MHS, this initiative supports the development of future museum professionals who will have the potential to change the history museum field.

Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, United States

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