Black History Month is throughout February, and is about recognizing the significant contributions by African-Americans to the world’s social, political and economic development.
It celebrates African-American communities, diaspora and heritage.
Among the events in greater Grand Rapids celebrating Black History Month are:
, Democratic National Committe vice chairwoman, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Kirkhof Center's Grand River Room on the Allendale campus; a Feb. 6 discussion by
Patrick Miles Jr., U.S. Attorney for Western Michigan
, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Cook DeWitt Center on the Allendale campus; a performance of "The Meeting," about what if the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X had meet before they were assassinated, at 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at Cook DeWitt Center; and A Taste of Soul food festival, noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 21 at Kirkhof Center.