Black History Month Events, February 24–29, 2020

February 24, 2020, 2:30 to 4:30 PM, Murphy Dance Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University

“True to Our Native Land: A Life in the Music and Dance of the Diaspora, Past and Present,” lecture/workshop on the relationship between traditional and contemporary West African music and dance by Chief Ayanda Clarke, Ajibilu Awo of Osogbo.  Free and open to the public.

February 24, 2020, 6:30 PM, Princeton Public Library

                Discussion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Why We Can’t Wait facilitated by Joyce Trotman-Jordan.

February 25, 2020, 5:30 PM, 101 McCormick Hall, Princeton University, Princeton

Black Voters Matter: 2020 Election: A conversation about the 2020 Election with LaTosha Brown and Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., moderated by Imani Perry.

February 26, 2020, 5:00 to 7:00 PM, The College of New Jersey, Education Building 115, Ewing, NJ

 Therí Pickens will discuss her new book, Black Madness :: Mad Blackness.

February 27, 2020, 6:00 PM, Princeton YWCA, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton

No White Saviors, Olivia Alaso and Kelsey Nielsen, Layla F. Saad’s Good Ancestor video podcast

February 27, 2020, 7:30 PM, Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St., Princeton

Film: “Say Amen, Somebody,” celebration of African American culture, featuring the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey.  Click here to purchase tickets online.

February 28, 2020, 6:00 PM, Trenton City Hall, 319 East State St., Trenton

Black History Month Movie Night. Refreshments will be served. Contact the City Clerk’s office at 609-989-3190 with any questions.

February 29, 2020, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St, Trenton

Four Centuries of African American Soldiers – Day 1. Reenactors portray Represented regiments will include The Harlem Hellfighters of WWI, the 6th Regiment USCT of the Civil War, the 369th Regiment portrayed by Ebony Doughboys.  Programming Continues on Sunday, March 1.

February 29, 2020, 1:00 PM, Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Cadwalader Park, 299 Parkside Ave, Trenton

“If These Quilts Could Talk;” Mada Coles Galloway, Juandamarie Gikandi, and Gail Mitchell, members of the Princeton Sankofa Stitchers Modern Quilt Guild, will speak about the art and craft of quilting, the history of the Guild and their personal background in quilting, and what inspires their work.  Tickets are $8 for Association members and $10 for non-members

February 29, 2020, 2:00 PM, Mercer County Library, Lawrence Branch, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

Slavery to Now through Music. Multi-segment program coordinated by The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County will feature African drumming in the native lands form of communication; Spiritual Hymns while picking cotton (a skit) with Don Evans Players; church choir music; blues/jazz and rap. Registration is suggested. For information call 609-883-8294 or email

February 29, 2020, Discussion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Why We Can’t Wait on Twitter #WhyWeCantWait

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