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Great Atlanta Black History Month events in February


Here's a moment in Alvin Ailey Dance Company's "Revelations." The company returns to Atlanta this month to celebrate Judith Jamison’s 20th year as artistic director. AJC/Hyosub Shin

February in Atlanta gives us an incredible opportunity to learn and celebrate Black History Month through art and community, no matter your age or background.

Here’s an incredibly helpful (and thorough) list of Atlanta Black History Month events including: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances and gospel choirs at the Fox Theatre; dance and jazz at the Rialto Center for the Arts and Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts; the Margaret Mitchell House’s Big Read events; a portrait exhibition at the Atlanta History Center; a photo exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site; exhibitions at Hammonds House and Spelman College; children and family activities at Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center; “Our Town” at True Colors Theatre and the Gwinnett Choral Guild at Spivey Hall in Morrow.

Whoa. That’s a lot.

That doesn’t even include activities at local libraries and book stores — events that are often free and family-friendly. Rana Cash over at Atlanta Bargain Hunter has posted deals and discounts on some of these events, and has a few ticket giveaways coming up, too.

As always, you can find more Black History Month activities in the calendar, and if you don’t see an event that should be there, you can add it, too. (Yep. It’s free.)

What’s your favorite Black History Month event coming up in Atlanta? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Dana Jewel Harris

February 13th, 2010
11:45 am

Upcoming Event: “A Conversation Between Malcolm X & Barack Obama” (A Stage Play). Written by award-winning Author, Jacqueline Clay Chester. Performances at Adamsville Recreation Center, 3201 MLK Jr. Dr., Atlanta 30331. Showtimes Feb 19th 10a; Feb 20th & 21st @ 3p. Tickets: $5 Youth (<12)/Seniors 65+; $10 Gen Adm. Contact 404.591.4458 to purchase tickets or online @

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