Celebrating Black History in Chicago


Happy Black History Month! There are so many fascinating elements in Black History to learn about. Luckily, there are several opportunities to learn and celebrate Black heritage here in Chicago! Here are some events coming up:

Celebrate with the Field Museum as they tribute African American participation in science and history. The museum will have a variety of virtual activities and lectures with Black contributors. 

Tune in on Facebook and YouTube on February 25th to catch the Chicago Children’s Choir’s live streamed performance! This special performance signifies how Black music has upheld African traditions in the U.S. 

Get cooking with Lettuce Entertain You and celebrate Black cuisine with their virtual cooking class! Get the chance to work with the chefs and learn about how their culinary journey was altered by heritage. The class will take place on February 20th and is free to register!

Take in the Lyric Opera’s alteration of the tale of Amistad in the online archives of the Chicago History Museum. This Opera is a story about when enslaved Africans led an uprising and finally gained their independence.

Soak in amazing pieces of art in a festival that partners with Rebuild Foundation’s collection of African-American art and artifacts. KICKBACK by About Face Theatre is an online festival that features artwork created by Black LGBTQ+ artists. 

Join the Museum of Contemporary Art at their virtual show, Primer for an Impossible Conversation.  Watch theater artists explore race through imagery and interaction. Afterwards, participate in a discussion with the artists! All this takes place over Zoom on February 23rd! Purchase tickets ASAP! 

There are so many great activities to participate in this month. Make sure to give one of these experiences a try to help celebrate the month! 

Written By: Megan Collins

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