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:

  • Taste of Soul Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Grand Rapids Public Library's Main Library, 111 Library St. NE in Grand Rapids. Admission is free.
  • Grand Rapids Right to Life's Black History Month Life Speaker Series features the Rev. Jerome Glenn in a discussion at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at The Revolution Christian Ministries, 5301 28th Street Court SE in Cascade Township.
  • Grand Valley State University's Office of Multicultural AffairsDonna BrazilePatrick Miles Jr., U.S. Attorney for Western MichiganGVSU_BlackHistoryMonthFlyer