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2020 Black History Month Events

Black History Month Events 2019

Below is a listing of Black History Month events happening around our district. Programs/Events held during the day may only be for students. For more details, please contact sponsoring schools directly.


The Beast
Date: 1/23/2020 | Time: 1:00:00 PM
School: Little River School | Address: 2315 Snow Hill Road

Event Description: The Beast is dedicated to education and cultural outreach. The group has developed workshops on creativity, improvisation, and the history of African-American music based on the Blackademics Hip Hop curriculum founded by emcee Pierce Freelon. A professor of African American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC Central University, Freelon’s workshops have reached a multi-generational audience from New York to New Delhi.


SCS Black History Month Blues Festival
Date: 1/27/2020 | Time: 6:00:00 PM
School: The School for Creative Studies | Address: 5001 Red Mill Rd.

Event Description: A musical journey through time highlighting Black History and the Blues as a foundation of modern commercial music Blues Gospel Jazz Rock Soul and Hip Hop featuring SCS Digital Music & Audio Production students.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


Black History Month Quiz Bowl
Date: 1/28/2020 | Time: 1:00:00 PM
School: Lakewood elementary school | Address: 2520 Vesson Ave Durham, NC

Event Description: Each Grade level will participate in a classroom black history month trivia quiz game-winners from each class will participate in the school's Black History Month Quiz Bowl

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


BLM Week
Date: 2/3/2020 | Time: 7:00:00 AM
School: Easley | Address: 302 Lebanon Circle

Event Description: We are utilizing the BLM toolkit that Dr. Bullock sent out. We will be sharing the Guiding Principles over the announcements, teachers will be utilizing the lessons and conducting interactive read-alouds that align with the principles throughout the week.

Is this event open to the public?:


African American Wax Museum
Date: 2/5/2020 | Time: 9:00:00 AM
School: Holt | Address: 4019 Holt School Road

Event Description: Fourth Grade students will be presenting a Wax Museum of Historic African American figures in Celebration of Black History Month.  This program will run twice on this day at 9:00 pm and 1:00 pm.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


PAAC Story Nights
Date: 2/6/2020 | Time: 5:30:00 PM
School: Creekside | Address: 5321 Ephesus Church Rd.

Event Description: The Parents of African American Children at Creekside are hosting three story nights during Black History Month. Each will be from  5:30-6:30 PM in the school media center and all families are welcome.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


Evolution of Excellence
Date: 2/7/2020 | Time: 5:00:00 PM
School: Club Blvd Humanities Magnet Elementary School | Address: 400 W. Club Blvd

Event Description: A night of events starting with a vendor fair of black-owned businesses from our community. A showcase of performances including a community choir, student dance groups, Black Wall Street presentations, recognition of the recently crowned black beauty queens, a remembrance slideshow of those that have passed, along with poetry readings, and much more! A multitude of food will be served before and after the performances to compliment the event.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


Mike Wiley Presents - Brown v. Board
Date: 2/10/2020 | Time: 10:00:00 AM
School: Durham School of the Arts | Address: 400 N Duke St, Durham, NC 27701

Event Description: Renowned performer Mike Wiley will perform his one-man show, Brown v. Board of Education for DSA middle school students on Monday, February 10th. The event will be held in DSA's Weaver Auditorium. 


Author Visit with Kelly Starling Lyons
Date: 2/11/2020 | Time: 12:00:08 AM
School: Club Boulevard | Address: 400 W. Club Blvd.

Event Description: Children's author Kelly Starling Lyons will visit Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet students on Tuesday, February 11th. Many of Lyons' books focus on aspects of African-American history and culture. Students in grades K-3 will hear the presentation "Write the Story Only You Can Tell" and students in grades 4-5 will hear the presentation "The Power to Create Change."


PAAC Story Night
Date: 2/13/2020 | Time: 5:30:00 PM
School: Creekside | Address: 5321 Ephesus Church Rd.

Event Description: The Parents of African American Children at Creekside are hosting three story nights during Black History Month. Each will be from  5:30-6:30 PM in the school media center and all families are welcome.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


Interactive Folktales with Sophisticated Attitude
Date: 2/18/2020 | Time: 9:00:00 AM
School: Holt | Address: 4019 Holt School Road

Event Description: A storyteller visits our school to deliver folktales about African American History.  The times for the program are 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


Heritage In Our Pride: Celebrating Our Future
Date: 2/18/2020 | Time: 6:00:00 PM
School: GLENN ELEMENTARY | Address: 2415 E Geer St

Event Description: Glenn Elementary presents: Heritage In Our Pride: Celebrating Our Future. This Black History program will showcase African American leaders from past and present. Students in K - 5 will showcase their talent through music, spoken word, dance, and public speaking. There will be a guest performance by artist and actor William Little. The production will be a celebration of African American Heritage.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


African American Read-In
Date: 2/19/2020 | Time: 8:15:00 AM
School: Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet | Address: 400 W. Club Blvd.

Event Description: In honor of Black History Month, Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet will host a Read-In to promote books written by African American authors and illustrators and to build partnerships with our Durham community. African American members of our community will read a book to students that celebrates and honors African American culture. Guest readers will visit classrooms throughout the day to read.


Out of Many We Are One
Date: 2/20/2020 | Time: 5:00:00 PM
School: Holt | Address: 4019 Holt School Road

Event Description: Teachers from Jamaica share their culture and history.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


PAAC Game Night
Date: 2/20/2020 | Time: 5:30:00 PM
School: Creekside | Address: 5321 Ephesus Church Rd.

Event Description: The Parents of African American Children at Creekside are hosting Family Game Night on Thursday, February 20 from 5:30-6:30 PM in the cafeteria.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes

 

Black History at Southwest
Date: 2/21/2020 | Time: 12:30:00 PM
School: Southwest Elementary School | Address: 2320 Cook Road

Event Description: Southwest Elementary presents Black Art Matters on Friday, February 21, 2020. The event will celebrate black voices, art, and history. We will also recognize the winners of our Black is Beautiful door decorating contest. Students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade will attend from 12:30 - 1:15 pm. Students in 3rd grade through 5th grade will attend from 1:30 - 2:15 pm.


Black Futures Matter - A Family Matters Event
Date: 2/21/2020 | Time: 8:30:00 AM
School: Southwest Elementary | Address: 2320 Cook Road

Event Description: Southwest Elementary invites our families to eat a light breakfast and share their thoughts about creating bright black futures in our school and community. 


BlackArt Durham
Date: 2/22/2020 | Time: 10:00:00 AM
School: Durham School of the Arts | Address: 400 N. Duke St.

Event Description: BlackArt Durham is DSA's annual Black History Month celebration. The event has two components. In the morning, students, staff, and parents gather to discuss issues of racial justice. These conversations emerge out of concerns and needs identified by student leaders. We have lunch, and after lunch attendees gather in Weaver auditorium to watch student performances that honor black artistic brilliance.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


"How Sweet the Sound"
Date: 2/24/2020 | Time: 9:00:00 AM
School: Oak Grove Elementary | Address: 3810 Wake Forest Hwy

Event Description: This is a presentation of African American music throughout the years starting with spirituals and going all the way through hip hop. Kindergarten - 3rd-grade students will be participating.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


HBCU Week at the Creek
Date: 2/24/2020 | Time: 8:00:00 AM
School: Creekside | Address: 5321 Ephesus Church Rd.


Event Description: February 24-28 is HBCU Week at the Creek. Students will have the opportunity to learn about and celebrate Historically Black Colleges and Universities in different ways each day. They will read books, watch a short video, and hear from graduates about their experiences. The week will end with a grade-level colors spirit competition.

Is this event open to the public?:


Riverside High School's African American Heritage Program
Date: 2/26/2020 | Time: 4:30:00 PM
School: Riverside High School | Address: 3218 Rose of Sharon Rd.

Event Description: The Riverside High School's African American Heritage Program is inspired by the Durham Civil Rights Mural "Continuing to Tell", paint downtown Durham beside the Durham Arts Councils. Hosted by the RHS Dance Department the program will be a collaboration, with RHS Clubs, Theatre, Jazz Band and Orchestra participation.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


Black History Month Celebration
Date: 2/26/2020 | Time: 1:00:00 PM
School: Morehead Montessori Elementary Magnet School | Address: 909 Cobb St

Event Description: Morehead Montessori will celebrate African-American History. February 26, 2020, from 1-3 pm in our gymnasium. Students and staff will present important figures across the decades.


Black History in NC Performance
Date: 2/27/2020 | Time: 5:30:00 PM
School: Sandy Ridge | Address: 1417 Old Oxford Rd

Event Description: Sandy Ridge Elementary presents, "Black History in NC Performance" on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Sandy Ridge located at 1417 Old Oxford Rd, Durham NC 27704.  The event will feature a wax museum of influential African Americans of Durham, spoken monologue, musical and dance performances. Food trucks and vendors will also be onsite for the public.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


PAAC Story Night
Date: 2/27/2020 | Time: 5:30:00 PM
School: Creekside | Address: 5321 Ephesus Church Rd.

Event Description: The Parents of African American Children at Creekside are hosting three story nights during Black History Month. Each will be from  5:30-6:30 PM in the school media center and all families are welcome.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


Neal's Annual Black History Extravaganza
Date: 2/27/2020 | Time: 5:00:00 PM
School: Neal Magnet Middle School | Address: 201 Baptist Road

Event Description: Neal Magnet Middle School will be hosting its "4th Annual Black History Extravaganza" located at 201 Baptist Road, Durham, NC 27704. The event will take place on Feb 27, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. and will feature a student-created Black History Wax Museum, our fantastic vendor village, performances by Neal's step team, student-inspired choir and student poets. There will be prizes, dinner will be served and so much more! This event is FREE and open to the public! We look forward to seeing you there!

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


2nd Annual African American Read-In
Date: 2/27/2020 | Time: 8:00:00 AM
School: Parkwood Elementary School | Address: 5207 Revere Road

Event Description: Parkwood Elementary School presents our 2nd Annual African American Read-In on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Parkwood located at 5207 Revere Rd, Durham, NC 27713.  The event will include readers from our community volunteering their time to read to our student's books written by African American authors or about notable African American figures and events.  The event starts at 8:00 am and will end at 9:30 am.  The event is free and is open to the public.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


Black History Celebration
Date: 2/27/2020 | Time: 5:30:00 PM
School: E.K. Powe Elementary | Address: 913 9th Street


Event Description: Black History Night - February 27, 2020, 5:30-7:15pm
Potluck starting at 5:30 pm. Performances starting at 6:15 pm. Artwork on display throughout the night
Performances by K/2/4 in the auditorium with speakers in between ) & We Are Kings performance
Special Guest Readers from the community will come to E.K. Powe throughout February to read to our students (e.g. favorite book, history of African Americans)
 
Is this event open to the public?: Yes


Black History Program
Date: 2/27/2020 | Time: 6:00:00 PM
School: Eastway | Address: 601 N Alston

Event Description: Eastway Elementary Black History Program and STEAM night

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


B.E.- Black Excellence
Date: 2/27/2020 | Time: 6:00:00 PM
School: Carrington Middle School | Address: 227 Milton Road

Event Description: The CMS Drama Club in partnership with the Fine Arts department will work with students to create a Black History performance to celebrate our culminating theme: B.E.- Black Excellence.  Additionally, we will feature student & community talent and performances through drama, song, dance, music and spoken word.  Our evening performance will provide an opportunity for CMS parents and families to participate in this event.


Is this event open to the public?: Yes

 

Celebrating Freedom, Equality, Diversity, and Pride
Date: 2/28/2020 | Time: 8:30:00 AM
School: Bethesda | Address: 2009 South Miami Blvd

Event Description: Bethesda Elementary School presents Celebrating Freedom, Equality, Diversity, and Pride on Friday, February 28, 2020, at 8:30 and 10:00. This event will share the testaments, achievements, accomplishments, and more of black people. Students, staff, and community members will celebrate via song, drama, and dance. The event is free and open to the public.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes


Forest View Black History Celebration of Poetry, Art, Science, Music & Dance
Date: 2/28/2020 | Time: 6:00:00 PM
School: Forest View Elementary | Address: 3007 Mount Sinai Road

Event Description: Forest View will host an evening of entertainment that will include presentations and hands-on activities.   Our chorus will perform and fascinating facts will be shared.   Families will have opportunities to engage in activities related to African American contributions to our society.   You don't want to miss this evening of food, facts, and fun!

Is this event open to the public?: Yes

 

2nd Annual African American Cultural Appreciation Program
Date: 3/13/2020 | Time: 6:00:00 PM
School: Jordan High School | Address: 6806 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Event Description: Please come and enjoy an evening of rhythm and blues with Jordan High's Black Student Union during their 2nd Annual African American Cultural Appreciation Program on March 13, 2020, from 6-7 PM in the auditorium. This event is FREE and open to the public. There will be a "Cash Dash" during the program for those interested in donating to the Black Student Union. Following the program will be an After Party for Jordan students only from 8-10 pm in the Gym. Admission into this party will be $5.00.

Is this event open to the public?: Yes