Black History Commemoration

Black History Month 2022

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A Black Man's Sketch, opens a new window: podcast featuring Dr. Bernard Lafayette, author of In Peace and Freedom

Available February 1 - 28, 2022

Available everywhere you listen to podcasts.

A conversation about Black America’s history of struggle, commitment, and hope.

Young Rembrandts Interactive Drawing Class

Featuring Black History storytelling with Thomasina Petrus

View the Recording:

February 22 - March 6, 2022

Exhibition of youth portraits of civil rights leaders at Public Art Saint Paul Window Gallery, 381 Wabasha St. N. (downtown St. Paul)

This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Minnesota Humanities Center presents Commemorate Black Art & Music

Commemorate Black Music featuring Thomasina Petrus

February 21, 2022, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Music, song, and conversation with legendary vocalist Thomasina Petrus on her career, life, and her play on the incomparable Billie Holliday. CEO, Kevin Lindsey, hosts the evening at the Minnesota Humanities Center.


Commemorate Black Art featuring Ta-coumba T. Aiken

February 23, 2022, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Gifted artist Ta-coumba T. Aiken reflects on his extraordinary work, art being created in this tumultuous time, and the next phase of his career with CEO Kevin Lindsey at the Minnesota Humanities Center.

Black History for the Black Future

The City of Saint Paul and Ramsey County 2022 Black History Month Committee invites you to 2022 Black History Month events, opens a new window.

This year’s theme is Black History for the Black Future.

Each Thursday of February features an event that is sure to spark a continuous dialogue.

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