Black History Month

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Black History Month

Events 2020

Our Community is our Strength

Opening Celebration

Saturday February 1, 12:45 - 4PM

Museum London, 421 Ridout Street North

Cultural groups and services present their art, crafts,entertainment, music and delicious food. Special Guest Speaker: Christopher Taylor Professor at theUniversity of Waterloo. He currently teaches in the Department of History and the Arts First program and is anaccomplished author of Flying Fish in the Great White North: The Autonomous Migration of Black Barbadians.

Contact: Museum London (519) 661-0333


Black History Month Films at the Library

Beacock - 2PM, February 1

East London - 6:30PM, February 6

Landon - 2PM, February 12

Bostwick - 2PM, February 15

Cherryhill - 6:30PM, February 20

Stoney Creek - 12PM, February 22


Family Day Celebration

Saturday February 15, 10AM - 2PM

Central Library, 251 Dundas St.

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with activities for the whole family! Enjoy performances, Limbo dancing, music, crafts, games and more. Presented by the London Black History Coordinating Committee in partnership with London Public Library and the London Children’s Museum. Refreshments and snacks for sale.

Movie Night

Wednesday February 19, 6 - 9PM

Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St.

Lee Daniels' film tells the story of Cecil Gaines,a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family. This program was prepared in partnership with Congress of Black Women of Canada, London Chapter.


Lewis Coray Trailblazer Award for Youth

Friday February 27, 6PM

London Police Service, 601 Dundas St.

In honour of Retired Sgt. Lewis Coray, this award recognizes high school applicants from African, Caribbean & Black Canadian Communities. Limited seating.

Black Community Achievement Award - Call for Nominees

The London Black History Coordinating Committee will recognize two deserving members of our community (one male and one female) based on their past and or present service and contribution to the community, both in the Black community and the community at large.

Forms available online


Closing Celebration
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Saturday February 29, 2 - 5PM

Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St.

Join us for an entertaining line-up of dance, song, spoken word, history and more. Reception, including food and drinks, to follow. Presented by the London Black History Coordinating Committee in partnership with London Public Library.

Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite Music, in person, or by phone at Wolf Performance Hall and Meeting Services, Central Library, (519) 661-5120 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).

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African Food Festival

Friday March 20, 5:30 - 9PM

United Trinity Church, 76 Doulton St.

We will serve food from different African countries and culture!


RSVP by March 17 at 4PM

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