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Black History Month Events Around Chicago

Check out our curated list of Top Ten events for Black History Month 2020 in Chicago!

Black History Month Events Around Chicago


Special last minute addition: 

Food, drinks, music, and Gumbo Magazine on full display. Come purchase your copy! Join Gumbo Media on Saturday February 29th at the Connect Gallery in Hyde Park to commemorate this exciting release and to cap off a beautiful Black History Month the right way!
See more than 200 dynamic works from both professional and amateur African-American artists from around the country.
February 1st-March 1st


Saturday February 23rd 12pm-2pm


Join the National Black MBA Association, Chicago Chapter, as we celebrate Black History Month with the African American Network of Chicago Symphony Orchestra!
Sat, February 16th, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
All February


Feb 8, 2020 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Thursday – Sunday | February 29th – April 12th | 8:00 p.m.


This Black History Month, stop by the Black-owned book store Semicolon for a full day of storytelling. Burst Into Books is Black History Month Family Celebration, filled with storytelling, interactive stations, guest presenters and music. Come out to learn about the black history of Chicago past and present.
Sat, February 22, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


345 Art Gallery and Imagery by Chi present to you "Portrait Narratives in Black Form," an exhibit celebration showcasing portrait artistry through photography, graphic design, spoken word, and paint!
Sat, February 22, 2020, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Take a seat at the table with Chicago’s Chef Lamar Moore during Black History Month. Join the well-known chef this month at Mariano’s Bronzeville for a meet & greet and food sampling.
Saturday | February 22nd | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Celebrate Black History Month with Macy’s on State Street in Chicago. Enjoy a special screening of Oscar-nominated animated short film Hair Love, followed by a conversation hosted by Stadium Sports Network’s Amina Smith with Hair Love’s writer and director Matthew A. Cherry, dermatologist Dr. Caroline Robinson and Ebony Jamison of Brownskinbeautiful. After the conversation, stick around for a reception where you can enjoy live entertainment by The Happiness Club, nail art by A Polished Work and more.
Thursday | February 20th | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.




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