You wont have to go any further than your neighborhood library to find family-friendly Black History Month celebrations. There are various music programs planned recalling African-American music from plantation spirituals to the sounds of Motown. A step crew will not only perform, but will also present the history of the fast-stepping, intricate dance form. Storytellers will continue the Griot traditions, some appearing with stilt-walkers. Looking for something more literary? Theres a discussion of Sister Souljahs novel Midnight: A Gangster Love Story.
You can start celebrating today at the Women of the Blues concert with Tweed Smith performing the music of Nina Simone, Bessie Smith and others. 6:30 p.m. Kendall Neighborhood Library, 14330 Memorial Drive. For information, call 832-393-1880.
Each branch has its own schedule, but several events will have multiple dates. Check for events in your area at www.houstonlibrary.org. All events are free.
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