Celebrating Black History Month in STL!

Issues regarding race are deeply rooted in St. Louis’s history and in the literal infrastructure of the city itself. The racial injustices this city has seen, and continues to see, range from housing decimation to police brutality. During these times of unrest and lack of justice, the city has come together through forms of protests, artistic outlets, conversations, and community outreach. These acts have cultivated a city of resistance and cultural enrichment. Join in celebrating Black History Month in our very own city by attending local events that celebrate the talent, intelligence, strength, and artistry of African Americans.

Black History Month Events in STL:

Keynote Speaker: A Night with Angela Davis

  • What: Noted civil rights activist and scholar Angela Davis will be the keynote speaker for SLU’s Black History Month celebrations.
  • When: Wednesday, February 14 at 6pm
  • Where: Wool Ballroom, Busch Student Center 20 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis 63103

Tarana Burke

  • What: Come see a lecture held by the female activist who founded the “Me Too” campaign, Tarana Burke. There will be a Q&A afterwards. Make sure to come and get a seat early!
  • When: Monday, February 19 at 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Where: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis 130 Edgar Rd., St. Louis 63119

Assessing the Ferguson Effect

  • What: A discussion of the social and political consequences of the 2014 civil unrest in Ferguson and subsequent activist efforts.
  • When: Tuesday, February 20 at 6pm-9pm
  • Where: Ferguson Brewing Company 418 South Florissant Road, Ferguson, MO 63136

Whose Streets? Screening

  • What: Join in a screening of “Whose Streets?”, an award-winning documentary film that explores the 2014 unrest in Ferguson after the death of Michael Brown. The film shows the racial tension, grief and rage of residents as they confront police and national guard officers armed with military weapons.
  • When: Friday, February 23 at 7pm-9pm
  • Where: Eliot Unitarian Chapel 100 N Taylor Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122

Qu’art Presents: Black is the new Black

  • What: Each season of the year Qu’art brings a new show that shines light onto a particular group within the queer community. In honor of Black History Month they will be showcasing a vast array of queer artists of color for their three year anniversary!
  • When: Saturday, February 24 at 8pm-3am
  • Where: The Crack Fox 1114 Olive St, St. Louis 63101


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