Black History Month events in the Valley

YOUNGSTOWN — “Greatness Revealed: The Art of African Americans at the Butler Institute of American Art.” Virginia Banks and Lou Zona will co-curate. The exhibit is open daily through March 1.

WARREN — The Warren Heritage Center (Kinsman House) will host Black History Month programs at 6 p.m. today and Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The topic is the importance of African-American churches. The Monday speaker is the Rev. Shane Floyd, pastor of Grace AME Church, the oldest African-American congregation in Warren, which is celebrating 115 years. On Tuesday is the Rev. Sampson Murray, pastor of Triedstone Baptist Church, which is celebrating 100 years.

YOUNGSTOWN — Choffin Career and Technical Center in Youngstown will host programs to celebrate the achievements and contributions of African Americans for Black History Month. The Harambee Youth Organization and Choffin Musical Production performance and program will be 9 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

YOUNGSTOWN — “Name that R&B Tune” will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at the main branch of the Public Library of Youngstown Mahoning County. “African American Inventors in History” will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the main library branch. Inspired by the work of Bisa Butler, there will be a class at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Newport branch of the library to learn about textile arts and making quilt portraits.

WARREN — The Raymond John Wean Foundation will host Racial Equity Institute training virtually 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The workshops seek to empower participants with a deeper understanding of racism.

WARREN — The Trumbull County African American Achievers Association Hall of Fame will host its annual Celebration of African American Excellence at 5 p.m. Saturday at DiVieste’s Banquet Center, 754 North River Road. Guest speaker is Dr. Bill Bradley. The event also will include the celebration of five African American scholars from Trumbull County, who will receive scholarships. For tickets, which are $50, call 330-307-8282.

WARREN — “Freedom to Read: Uncensored Accounts of the Black Experience” will be 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Warren Trumbull County Public Library. Youngstown State University professor Dolores V. Sisco, an expert on African-American literature and culture, will discuss some of the books that illuminate the black experience in America, and how these books tie into what is going on with book bans at public libraries.

LIBERTY — Black History African Dance Celebration with the Harambee Dancers of Youngstown will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Liberty High School auditorium.

To include a Black History Month event on the list, fax to 330-841-1717 or email society@tribtoday.com.


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