|BBBS of Western North Carolina is honored to celebrate Black History Month by encouraging participation in these and other events held during the month of February. We’ll post more events as we learn about them.
With genre-bending original compositions, Black Violin will perform at 7:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Bardo Arts Center Performance Hall at Western Carolina University.
Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association Thursday, February 17 at 6 pm via Zoom for a program exploring African American education in WNC.
Asheville Parks & Recreation will be screening “Malcolm X” (1992 film) from 6-8 pm on Friday, Feb 18, at Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center. It’s free, as are all Black History Month events at the department’s website, including screenings of “Hidden Figures” and “The Woman’s Voice” at Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center on Feb. 19.
Black Wall Street AVL, a cohort of Black-owned businesses, will hold its Black History Month Awards ceremony to celebrate the work its members and others have done at 5 pm Saturday, Feb. 26 at Black Wall Street AVL New Building.
African Americans in Buncombe County can go on a Hood Huggers tour for free in February. Reach them through their website.
Support and familiarize yourself with black-owned businesses compiled by The Color of Asheville, a network that serves and celebrates Asheville’s African American community.