Black History Month

Monday Night Movie: Selma | Feb 22

Join Lower Mills Branch in honoring Black History Month through watching a chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.


Where: Lower Mills Branch , 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124

When: Monday, Feb 22, 2016, 5 – 7 P.M.

The Black Community of Colonial Dorchester | Feb 21

Dorchester Historical Society presents local historian Alex Goldfeld, who will talk about Colonial Dorchester & Boston exploring what is known about Sebastian Kane, Dorchester's first Black  landowner and other people African decent in a predominantly white colony. Alex Goldfeld will also use his original research on Boston's "New Guinea" neighborhood to explore black life over three centuries ago.


When: Sunday, Feb 21, 2pm

Where: Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston St., Dorchester, MA  02125 


This program is free and open to the public.

February Film Series | Feb 5 - 26

Join the Boston Public Library as it celebrates African American representation and achievement in the film industry!

  • February 5 - Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
  • February 12 - Remember the Titans (2000)
  • February 19 - Annie (2015)
  • February 26 - Something New (2006)

When: Fridays in February, 2:30 p.m. 

Where: Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Road

Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks | Feb 21

Mad River Theater Works returns this year with the exciting and inspirational play, Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks, during Black History Month. "Walk On" weaves together music and drama to tell the life of Rosa Parks, from her childhood in rural Alabama to her famous decision to "sit down and be counted." The play dispels misconceptions about Parks and her protest as it paints a portrait of a complex woman who had to find reconciliation within herself in order to become an effective Civil Rights leader. 

When: Sunday, February 21at 3 PM

Where: Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St, Boston, MA 02119


General Admission $20. Seniors/students $10. Please contact 617-849-6322 for group rates. >> Read More

Black History Month Film Series | Feb 5 - 26

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
1967, NR – 108 min 
Friday, February 5, 1 p.m.

  • When the daughter of a white newspaper publisher and the son of a black postal worker want to get married, they meet with opposition from both of their families.

1989, R – 122 min 
Friday, February 12, 1 p.m.

  • The story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War.

In the Heat of The Night
1967, NR – 109 min 
Friday, February 19, 1 p.m.

  • A black Philadelphia homicide detective assists a white sheriff in solving a murder in 1960s North Carolina.

Malcolm X
1992, PG-13 – 201 min 
Friday, February 26, 1 p.m. >> Read More

Celebrating Black History with Music | February 12

Wednesday, February 12 between 4pm-6pm, Boston musician, Bill Lowe (trombonist and tubaist) will connect children with Black History Month through music.

Location will be at the Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library at 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA.

This event is free and suitable for children ages 6-12 (with accompanying adult)

For more information please feel free to call 617) 436-8214

Epic TV & The Epic Black Experience | February 13


Thursday February 13 at 6pm the Uphams Corner Library in Dorchester would like to invite you to the "Epic TV & The Epic Black Experience"

In honor of Black History Month, John A. De Vito, BPL staff member and author of Epic Television Miniseries, will explain the important role of African Americans in films and in miniseries.

Video clips will be interspersed throughout the lecture. The shows to be discussed include Roots and Separate But Equal.

This event is free and is open to the public

for more information please contact: Uphams Corner Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125 (617) 265-0139

A Story We Share | February 5

Massachusetts Artists Celebrating Black History and Culture has been curated by three Boston Arts Academy students, Stacy Lafume, Rodrick Guevara and Rocky Cotard under the guidance of BAA faculty member Destiny Palmer.

Come out to explore and enjoy the art of Stephen Hamilton, Paul Goodnight, Laurence Pierce, Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper, Adam Bullock, Shaanti Williams and Ekua Holmesan.

The exhibit runs from February 1 through February 28 at the Massachusetts Archives Building, Columbia Point, Dorchester.

The public is invited to attend the exhibit opening on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm. Admission is free to both the exhibit and the museum. The Commonwealth Museum is open Monday - Friday from 9-5 and free parking is available.

For further information or special programming, please contact or call 617-727-9268.

Toward Victory - Black Heritage Event | Feb. 17 + 24

"Toward Victory," an African-American historical saga in drama, dance, poetry and music, will be presented on February 17 and February 24. The performance on February 17 will take place at Ebenezer Baptist Church (157 West Springfield Street in Boston). The performance on February 24 will take place at Charles Street AME Church (551 Warren Street in Roxbury). Both events are at 4pm. For more info, call 508-528-6326 or email

High Notes of Jazz Roxbury: An Oral History Project

jazz playersThe fourth installment of this multipart discussion and exploration of the intersection of jazz and its connection to the Civil Rights Movement in Roxbury during the 1950s.

Co-presented by Haley House Bakery Cafe. In collaboration with JazzBoston.
Free and open to the public, with seating on a first come, first served basis. Dinner is available for purchase beginning at 5pm. February 15, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Haley House Bakery Cafe, 12 Dade Street, Roxbury. Check out the facebook page for this month's installment here:
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