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Black History Month

Feb 1st - Feb 28th, 2021

  • The Ism of Race. February 1st @ 6pm. Lehigh Carbon Community College Donley Center will be holding a conversation about the general perceptions of race via zoom. Dennis Febo, M.H will be leading the conversation. More information and zoom link can be found at LCCC Presents: The Ism of Race (facebook.com).
  • The NAACP has provided 28 ways you and your friends/family can celebrate Black History Month. Visit BLACK HISTORY MONTH | NAACP ALLENTOWN UNIT to view them.
  • Check out black owned businesses at: Black Owned Businesses (lehighvalleychamber.org), Meet 165-plus Black-owned businesses in the Lehigh Valley and the group that’s highlighting them - lehighvalleylive.com (POWER).
  • Muhlenberg College is having a live-stream event on February 24th @5pm. They will live-stream “Black Excellence: Lifting Our Voices in Solidarity” which will feature student presentations, a keynote address by activist Amber Hikes, former executive director of the city of Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs and more! More information can be found at 25Live Calendar | Muhlenberg College.
  • The Allentown Library is posting “stories from African American History with Ms. Audrey.” It will be a series of stories that illuminate the perseverance of black people in the United States. New stories are posted on Tuesdays for ages preschool and up. Information can be found at Stories from African American History – Allentown Public Library (allentownpl.org).
  • William Allen High School is celebrating Black History Month by featuring influential individuals every day. Check it out at Home - William Allen High School (allentownsd.org).
  • Cedar Crest College Performing Arts Department will be performing FAME, the stage musical based off the 1980 musical film of the same name. The musical looks at a group of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural young students. Tickets are sold at $10 per device. More information can be found at Cedar Crest Performing Arts Presents "FAME".
  • Cedar Crest College Department of Education is hosting famed children’s author and illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton for a virtual lecture and book reading at 7pm. February 22nd. The event is open and free to the public however, registration is required. Information will be found at Visiting Author: Vanessa Brantley-Newton (cedarcrest.edu).
  • “Invisible/Chronic Illnesses and Systemic Racism” February 24th 6-7:30pm. Facilitated by Assistant Professor of Sociology Crystal Adams, Associate Provost for Faculty & Diversity Initiatives Brooke Vick, Director of Multicultural Life Robin Riley-Casey and the Muhlenberg College Black Students Association executive board. Zoom registration required at Latest News: Muhlenberg College Celebrates Black History Month | Muhlenberg College.
  • Local artist Femi J Johnson is holding an Artist Reception Thursday February 25th from 1-6pm. Hosted by the Allentown Arts Museum and RE:find located at 645 Hamilton St. Allentown.
  • NAACP Allentown and Lehigh Branch Youth Group Presents: Black History Month Program. Embracing our Black History February 27th 6-7:30pm with guest speakers. Zoom ID – 890 1846 6860 PW - 823518
  • Youth and College Celebration Presented by Youth President Shawn Redmon. February 27th @5pm. Must register to NAACPallentown@gmail.com to attend.
  • Inspired Word with Basement Poetry February 27th 6-7pm EST. The event will start with a poetry performance followed by a workshop that will be led by local poet and activist Chloe Cole Wilson. Her work is known to get personal. There is no cost to this event. For more information please visit Inspired Word with Basement Poetry - Allentown Art Museum.