The City of Jackson will celebrate Black History Month during the month of February this year at City Hall by showcasing visual and performing art from members of the city’s
The City of Jackson will celebrate Black History Month during the month of February this year at City Hall by showcasing visual and performing art from members of the city’s Black community.
“Black History is American History and I am honored to celebrate the month by showcasing many of our local artists here at City Hall,” said Mayor Scott Conger. “I want to thank all of the artists that are participating for being a part of the events this month. I am thankful to my staff for their hard work and vision to make this celebration a reality.”
The month-long celebration opened with a proclamation from Mayor Scott Conger, and included the opening of visual art exhibits featuring children’s art from the Keep My Hood Good Community Campaign located in the Mayor’s Collection of Masterpieces 3rd Floor Art Gallery; paintings by Rose Newhouse (Gil Scott-Heron mural artist); photography exhibits from local Black photographers.
In addition to the visual art exhibits (which will be on display every day in February at City Hall), Black culture will be celebrated in the performing arts as well featuring music, theatre, and dance.
City Hall will be lit with red, yellow, and green lights for the month of February in celebration.
Black History Month Live Performance Schedule (all performances will begin at 3:30 p.m.):
Friday, February 3: Wendy Trice Martin / Music from the Lane College Choir
Friday, February 10: Poetry Readings from James Cherry / Music from E.J. Shelton
Friday, February 17: Nadia Beard & the Children’s Theatre Company of Jackson “Kids with Cause”
Friday, February 24: Mona Lisa Lanier Dance Studio / Music from Hub City Choir
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February 1 (Wednesday) - 28 (Tuesday)
101 E. Main St.