A list of area events to commemorate in February, which is Black History Month, as submitted to The Vindicator:
Saturday: “Sharing in the Experience,” display artwork, dance, poetry, mime, or play an instrument. Come to share, observe, receive books, giveaways and refreshments, noon to 2 p.m., Wick Park, Youngstown.
Saturday: Annual African Market Place, noon to 6 p.m., Chestnut Room, Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center.
Sunday: Black History gospel concert with Faith to Faith and groups from Youngstown, Campbell, and Warren, 4 p.m., Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., Youngstown.
Feb. 7: African-American Pyramid Awards, 7:30 p.m., Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center.
Feb. 10: “Hidden Colors: The Untold History Of People Of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent” movie showing, 4 p.m., Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., Youngstown.
Feb. 13: Reception, 5 p.m., YSU Bliss Hall Art Gallery, panel discussion: African American Art.
Feb. 13: Black History Month Family Story Time Celebration, 6 p.m., Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Newport Branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown.
Feb. 15: “Black Arts and The Civil Rights Movement,” keynote by Mwatabu S. Okantah, 7 p.m., The Ohio Room, Kilcawley Center.
Feb. 16: Save Nubia Project Seminar, led by Professor Manu Ampim, 1 p.m., St. Augustine Church, 614 Parmelee Ave., Youngstown.
Feb. 17: Rev. Walter Gillespie of Church of Faith, Liberty, will discuss black Americans and their youth in 2013, 4 p.m., Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., Youngstown.
Feb. 17: Second annual Black History Program with guest speaker Apostle Michael Scott, 4 p.m., 1970 Everett Ave., Youngstown.
Feb. 19: “With Grace I Stand,” a one-woman play by E.P. McNight, 7 p.m., The Ohio Room, Kilcawley Center.
Feb.19: “Perspectives into the Black Abolitionist’s Movement” lecture, 7 p.m., Tyler Mahoning Valley History center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown.
Feb. 21: “African Culture Heritage: Missing Values in the Quest for Modernism,” lecture by Emmanuel Christian Nyarko, 7 p.m., The Gallery Room, Kilcawley Center.
Feb. 23: African Musical Extravaganza, an assortment of jazz, rock, pop and “Afrijam” music, 7 p.m., Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center.
Feb. 23: Sports Hall of Fame member Ted Toles Jr. will discuss his time as pitcher in the Negro Baseball League, noon to 4 p.m., Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, East Branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown.
Feb. 24: Black History event with skits on famous black Americans, with flag dancers and spiritual readings, 4 p.m., Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., Youngstown.
Feb. 25: Black Faculty Research Showcase, presenters include Frank Akpadock and Victor Wan-Tatah, 7:30 p.m., Jones Room, Kilcawley Center.
Saturday: “Fighting for Freedom: The Story of the United States Colored Troops During the Civil War,” 2 p.m., with presenter Anthony Gibbs, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren.
Feb. 9: “Moments in Black History,” 1 p.m., children’s activity ages 5 to 12, with guest Madonna Chism Pinkard, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren.
Feb. 14: “Frederick and Harriet Loudin: a 19th Century African-American Power Couple,” speech by Pan-African studies professor Christina McVay, 3:30 p.m., administration building lower commons, Kent State University at Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Ave NW, Warren. Discussion will explore the lives of Ravenna native Frederick Loudin, a singer and civil-rights activist, and his wife, Harriet.
Feb. 19: “Mercer Cook and Leopold Sedar Senghor: Two Major Pan-African Diplomats and Literarians,” speech by associate professor Dr. Babacar M’Baye, 3:30 p.m., administration building lower commons, Kent State University at Trumbull. Babacar will explore the relationship between diplomat Mercer Cook and politician and activist Leopold Senghor.
Feb. 19-20: “A Blood Drive: How is that linked to Black History Month?” discussion by Dr. Charles Drew, an authority on blood collection and plasma processing, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., administration building, Kent State University at Trumbull. Blood drives will take place in coordination with the discussion.
Feb. 25: “Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Revolutionary,” a discussion by Kent State professor Dr. George Garrison, 6 p.m., administration building lower commons, Kent State University at Trumbull. Garrison will explore the evolution and growth of King’s beliefs in the years after he gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in August 1963 in Washington, D.C.