Black History Month events in February
Several events to recognize Black History Month will be held in Georgetown during the month of February.
Georgetown Public Library
The GPL World Cinema film series at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., will feature a screening of “Summer of Soul” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8. The 2021 film is based on historic footage of the Harlem Cultural festival in 1969. Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the film includes concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, and The Fifth Dimension.
The library will also feature age-appropriate reading lists and displays throughout the library to help celebrate Black History Month. Find more information at library.georgetown.org.
Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association
The Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association will host several events to celebrate Black History Month exploring the theme of Black Resistance: The Georgetown Journey. The events are free and open to the public.
Feb. 11: A panel discussion called “A Journey of Mental and Spiritual Resilience,” will be held at 4 p.m. at the McKinney Ministry Center, First United Methodist Church, 1205 Ash St. The panel will include a discussion of breaking the myths and barriers to mental and spiritual health in our community.
Feb. 18: Activities at the African American Shotgun House Museum, 801 West St., 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. including tours of the museum, talks by artist Norma Clark, who painted one of the murals behind the Shotgun house, talks on Black resistance by a local student, trivia activity handouts, and food and drinks.
Feb. 25: A Black history reception will be held at 4 p.m. at the McKinney Ministry Center, First United Methodist Church, 1205 Ash St. The reception and program will look back at a journey through time for African Americans from the perspective of education, business, and the church.
For more information about the GCCMA events, visit gccmatx.org.