Black History Month Events, February 17–23, 2020

February 18, 2020, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Trenton Public Library, 120 Academy St, Trenton

Black History Month: Famous Artists, grades 3rd – 8th, snacks provided.

February 19, 2020, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Princeton Public Library

Documentary: How Jack Became Black. Filmmaker Eli Steele explores issues of race and identity politics. Part of the third multiracial generation in his family, Steele’s son, Jack, was denied entry to a public school after refusing to check a box identifying his ethnicity. 1 hour, 24 minutes.

February 20, 2020, 7:30 PM, Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St, Princeton

Film Justice on Trial.  Civil rights attorneys sue the Justice Department for reparations with historic figures as witnesses.  Discussion and Q&A with filmmaker Chad Cooper, his father, Justice Lubbie Harper, Jr., Connecticut Super Attorney John Gesmonde, and Caroline Clarke, Esq.  To purchase tickets online, click here.

February 21, 2020, 6:00 to 7:30 PM, James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St., Princeton

A screening as part of a day-long symposium centered on the work of African American filmmaker William Greaves, of Greaves’s newly restored 1972 film: Nationtime—Gary a report on the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, in 1972. Free and open to public; registration encouraged; click here.

February 21, 2020, 7:30 PM, A Spirituals & Gospel Festival, Princeton High School, 16 Walnut Ln., Performing Arts Center

Princeton High School choirs, singers from Princeton African American churches, Praise Dance Ministries.  Tickets may be purchased from any student in the PHS Choral Program or at (609) 806-4315. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door.  Adults $10, Students & Seniors $5

February 22, 2020, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Hopewell

Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum Gospel Brunch, featuring Eric Gambre’ll, an award winning gospel recording artist, Laticia Lewis, Violinist, and Bertha Morgan, Soloist, from the Christ Baptist Church of Burlington, NJ.  To purchase tickets online, click here.

February 22, 2020, 6:30 PM, Stone Hill Church, 1025 Bunn Drive, Princeton

Emanuel: the Untold Story of the Victims and Survivors of the Charleston Church Shooting; movie and panel discussion.  Free of charge.

February 22, 2020, 7:30pm, Patriots Theater – War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton

 Brothers on Broadway. A tribute to Broadway’s African American leading men, from Sammy Dais Jr. and Cab Calloway to Ben Vereen and Gregory Hines. Featuring Keith Spencer, baritone. Click here for information and to purchase tickets ($35-$65).

February 23, 2020, 9:30 AM, Nassau Presbyterian Church 61, Assembly Room, Nassau St, Princeton

Strategies for Engagement. Community leaders, Cucqui Rivera, Jondhi Harrell, & Mia Hart, discuss programs offering hope and support for those in the criminal justice system or poverty, and how to become involved with this transformative work.

February 23, 2020, 5:45-7:30 PM, Cavalla Room, Bart Luedeke Center, Rider University, Lawrenceville

Gospel Fest with gospel song, dance and spoken word.  Free of charge.

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