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.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.
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 MichiganGVSU_BlackHistoryMonthFlyer
, 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.