Delve into African-American history and culture this February during Black History Month and discover the influence African-American heritage has on our society.
Programs supported by the Minnesota Legacy amendment.
Tracks of New Thinking
Experience the legacy of African-American poetry and music with Anita Ruth and T. Mychael Rambo. Discover the beauty of the compositions and the power of language in communicating ideas, experiences and emotions.
Saturday, Feb. 1, 1–2 p.m.
Hear stories with positive messages that highlight African-American history and culture. Presented by COMPAS teaching artist Nothando Zulu.
Tuesday, Feb 11, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb 25, 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Learn how spoken word and hip-hop culture evolved and how it influences American society and politics and discover how poetry and live music promote morality, self-reliance and accountability. Presented by COMPAS teaching artist Frank Sentwali.
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Music of the American Diaspora
Hear some of the history and songs of the American Diaspora and learn how elements of jazz, blues and spirituals link back to African musical traditions during this interactive event. Presented by COMPAS teaching artist group Give Get Sistet.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Black Suffrage in Minnesota: 1847–1868
Delve into African-American history and culture this February during Black History Month and discover the influence African-American heritage has on our society. Hear renowned Augsburg University professor and Minnesota Book Award-winning author, Dr. William Green, discuss why suffrage for a small portion of Minnesota's population was so important to policy makers.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 10–11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 6–7:30 p.m.
Life and Times of Nellie Francis
Learn about the successes and challenges of Nellie Francis, a little-known African-American woman who drafted Minnesota's anti-lynching bill and led the Women's Suffrage Movement in Minnesota. Presented by Augsburg University professor of history, Dr. William Green.
Tuesday, March 17, 6–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 28, 10–11:30 a.m.