FEATURED EVENTS

MONTH-AT-A-GLANCE
Saturday, February 1 -to- Saturday, February 29, 2020

DAY/DATE/TIME/PLACEDESCRIPTION
Every Day – February 1–29Souvenir Journal – website & limited print copies
Every Day – February 1-29Ambassador & Essay Winner VIDEOS (Total – 4)
Saturday – February 1
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Union Bank Historic Freedman’s Bank
219 Apalachee
Tallahassee, FL – Leon county
KICKOFF RECEPTION & ESSAY CONTEST
– EVENT FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC –Saturday Morning Fish Fry
Brunch Menu – Fish, Grits, Hushpuppies
COST: $10 per person
Monday – February 3
8:45 am – Morning Session
1:45 pm – Afternoon Session
Springwood Elementary School
Tallahassee, FL – Leon county
AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN
15th Anniversary Read-In at Springwood Elementary
– EVENT FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC –
Thursday – February 6
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Jack Hadley Black History Museum
Thomasville GA – Thomas county
EXHIBIT OPENING with
Artist Glenn Simmions
COST: $7
Thursday – February 6
8:00 pm Location: TBD
Tallahassee, FL – Leon county
OPENING RECEPTION
Tallahassee African
Fashion Week 2020
COST: TBD
Friday – February 7
8:00 pm Location: TBD
Tallahassee, FL – Leon county
FASHION TALK
Tallahassee African
Fashion Week 2020
COST: TBD
Saturday – February 8 </strong
10:00am – 1:00pm
Tallahassee, FL – Leon county
BLACK HERITAGE TOUR
Frenchtown Black Heritage Tour
COST: $35
Saturday – February 8
TENTATIVE: 2:30pm– 5:30pm
Tallahassee, FL – Leon county
BLACK HERITAGE TOUR
Downtown Black Heritage Tour
COST: $35
Saturday – February 8
8:00 pm Location: TBD
Tallahassee, FL – Leon county
CHILDREN’S FASHION SHOW
Tallahassee African
Fashion Week 2020
COST: TBD
Sunday – February 9
TIME: TBD – Afternoon
Tallahassee, FL – Leon county
BLACK HERITAGE TOUR
Tour Location: TBD
COST: $35
Sunday – February 9
6:00 pm Location: TBD
Tallahassee, FL – Leon county
ANKARA FASHION SHOW
Tallahassee African
Fashion Week 2020
COST: $TBD
Tuesday – February 11
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Jack Hadley
Black History Museum
Thomasville GA – Thomas county
ART EXPERIENTIAL: FRIENDS & STARS, INC.
Part I
COST: $10 per session $20 for both sessions
(Tues and Thurs)
Wednesday – February 12
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tallahassee, FL – Leon county
THEATRE PERFORMANCE/
RECEPTION/ AUCTION
Opening EventCOST: $25 per person $15 performance ONLY
Thursday – February 13
6 pm
The Moon – Lafayette Street
Tallahassee, FL – Leon county

60TH ANNIVERSARY: CIVIL RIGHTS SIT-INS

   – EVENT FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – 

Thursday – February 13
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Jack Hadley
Black History Museum
Thomasville GA – Thomas county

ART EXPERIENTIAL: FRIENDS & STARS, INC.

Part 2

COST: $10 per session

Friday – February 14

7:30am -9:30am
Courthouse Square = Hwy 319
Wakulla County Courthouse

5K RUN (New Event)

 COST:  $25 entry fee/Adult

Kids entry fee: TBD

Friday – February 14

Wakulla One-Stop
318 Shadeville Highway
Crawfordville – Wakulla county

ARTHUR ANDREWS SCHOLARSHIP GALA

 COST: $35 per person      $280 – Table of 8

Saturday – February 15

9:00 am – Parade Lineup
10:00am – 2:00pm
Hudson Pk
Crawfordville – Wakulla county

AFRICAN AMERICAN PARADE &
HERITAGE C
ELEBRATION    – EVENT FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC –  PARADE: Free Entry       VENDOR  COST: $50 

Saturday – February 15

6:30pm – 8:30pm
Jack Hadley
Black History Museum
Thomasville GA – Thomas county

ANNUAL BUFFALO SOLDIERS
HERITAGE FESTIVAL
   – EVENT FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – 
Sunday – February 16
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Wakulla County Library
Wakulla county
AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN
   – EVENT FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – 
Thursday – February 20
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Jack Hadley
Black History Museum
Thomasville GA – Thomas county
GALLERY TALK: ART HISTORY CONNECTION
COST:  $7
Friday – February 21
11:30am – 1:00pm
Leon County Schools 

AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN

   – Tallahassee Community College’s
African American Calendar HONOREES
  serve as Celebrity Readers at
13 Leon County schools – 

Saturday – February 22
1:00pm
FAMU Black Archives
Tallahassee, FL – Leon county
DEDICATION & EXHIBIT OPENING
   – EVENT FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC –
Dedication of “Lift Every Voice and Sing
by James Weldon Johnson
(Black National Anthem)
–  AND
Opening of Plantation Church Exhibit* Exhibit Research by Mr.Reggie Witherspoon
* Church Models produced by Mr. Hunter Hill
Sunday – February 23
TENTATIVE: 1:30pm– 4:30pm
Tallahassee, FL – Leon county
BLACK HERITAGE TOUR
Downtown Black Heritage Tour
COST: $35
Thursday – February 27
9:30am – 1:30pm
Efferson Multipurpose Center (B&C) – MLK, Jr. Blvd – THE SET
Florida A&M University – Tallahassee, FL – Leon County
Florida A&M University – Dept of English & Modern Languages
Panel Discussions
Toni Morris: The Culture Bearer as Foundation

12th Annual Spring Literary Forum Series
9:30am – Student Panel
11:00am – Faculty Panel
12:30pm – Documentary Film – Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Thursday – February 27
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thomasville Municipal Auditorium – 144 East Jackson Street
Thomasville GA – Thomas county

Contact: Jack Hadley – 229/226-5029.

Jack Hadley Black History Museum – Community Partner

THE AMERICAN SOUTH AS WE KNOW IT
FILM & DIALOGUECOST: $12/Adults      $6/Students
Friday – February 28
6:00 PM
FAMU Developmental Research School – 400 West Orange Ave.
(corner of Waynish Way and Orange Avenue)
Tallahassee, FL – Leon County
CONTACT: 850/412-5930.
FAMU Developmental Research School

Black History Program
We Are One. One Purpose and One Goal.
– EVENT FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC –

A light meal will be available for $2

Friday – February 28
7:30pm
Foster-Tanner Band Rehearsal Hall – Music Building
1660 Pinder Avenue
Florida A&M University – Tallahassee, FL – Leon County
CONTACT: 850/599-3024. – or –
Dr. Shelby Chipman 850/599-8165.
A Night at Birdland
The FAMU Jazz Ensemble performs instrumental and vocal
arrangements made famous by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie,
Thelonious Monk, Count Basie and more – in a space
transformed to resemble Birdland. Additional performances
include monologues, poetry, dancers and a fashion show.
Wear your best 1940’s style attire. Audience participation.
COST: $10 General Admission $5 Students (with ID)
Saturday – February 29
Featured Event
12:00pm/Noon
FAMU Black Archives – 44 Gamble Street
Florida A&M University – Tallahassee, FL – Leon County
CONTACT: Priscilla Hawkins – 850/879-9282.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH FESTIVAL™

FESTIVAL FINALE – Time Capsule Ceremony

 – EVENT FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC –

Burial of contemporary items and memorabilia to be placed on
FAMU Black Archives grounds – to be opened in 20 years – by
our “I Am BLACK HSTORY” Student Essay Contest Winners.  

Saturday – February 29
FEATURED EVENT
1:00pm – 2:00pm
FAMU Black Archives – 44 Gamble Street
Florida A&M University – Tallahassee, FL – Leon County
CONTACT: Dr. Nashid Madyun
BLACK HISTORY MONTH FESTIVAL™ – Community Partner
DEDICATION & EXHIBIT OPENING
– FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC –

Dedication of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
by James Weldon Johnson (Black National Anthem)
– AND –
Opening of Plantation Slave Church Exhibit
* Exhibit Research by Mr. Reggie Witherspoon
* Church Models produced by Mr. Hunter Hill

Saturday – February 29
7:30pm
Capital City Amphitheater

– Cascades Park (btwn Gaines & Adams)
Tallahassee, FL – Leon County
CONTACT: Visit Tallahassee – 850/878-6900.

Boyz II Men Concert

COST: $50 General Admission
$65 Side seats
$85 Middle seats
Tickets online: www.capitalcityamphitheater.com
and at The Moon – 1105 Lafayette Street

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