Local Black History Month events


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There are many events to celebrate Black History Month throughout Rhode Island.

February is Black History Month — a time to honor and celebrate Black history. Throughout Rhode Island, there are special events occurring for this year’s Black History Month as a chance to learn more about important figures and places in Black history.


In Celebration of Black History Month Virtual Event Series
When: Feb. 16, 17, 23 and 24 from 6 to 7 p.m.
The Redwood Library and Athenaeum is presenting a series of virtual lectures that honor the writings and artistry of the Black community. The next lecture focuses on appreciation for Black composers and their contribution to classical music.


When: Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.
Where: 14 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, RI 02835
In celebration of Toni Morrison’s birthday, Curiosity & Co. is hosting a celebration in their store, featuring an immersive reading of Song of Solomon.


Benevolence and Success in the Era of Slavery: Duchess Quamino and William Ellery Channing
When: Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.
Where: 135 Pelham Street, Newport
Live at Channing Memorial Church in Newport, speaker Akeia de Barros Gomes will talk about the lives and relationship of formerly enslaved nanny Duchess Quamino and abolitionist William Ellery Channing.

For more information about these and other events, visit discovernewport.org.