B.B. King Blues Club. Image via Flickr: Matthew Mendoza
Here are 11 ways to celebrate Black History Month in New York City this February:
11. MCNY Celebrates Black History Month
Image via Wikimedia: Beyond My Ken
Our friends at the Museum of the City of New York are celebrating Black History Month with a slew of events, beginning on February 6 with “Black Is Beautiful”: Fashion and Consciousness, a talk between documentary photographer Kwame Brathwaite, his son Kwame S. Brathwaite, historian Tanisha Ford and designer Mimi Plange.
Following this event, MCNY is hosting “The Black Experience,” where visitors can hear stories of free and enslaved Africans in early New Amsterdam as well as Black communities like Seneca Village (more on that below). “King in New York,” an exhibition about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is also on view until June 1.