Black History Month In The Bay Area

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 29, 2015 09:05pm | Post a Comment


In honor of Black History Month, the Amoeblog is proud to provide this sampling of Bay Area events that are not to be missed. Watch this space for new additions.

Sunday, 2/1/2015, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Racism and all that Jazz

Like Traditional Negro Spirituals and the Blues, Jazz evolved in the United States to survive the horrors of racism. Join Renaissance woman Phavia Kujichagulia (Griot, educator, & activist) on this journey into Jazz from Africa to America. She has performed and lectured extensively throughout the continental USA, the Caribbean, and England.
Koret Auditorium
Main Library
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco

Friday, 2/6/2015, 12:00pm -1:00pm
2015 Black History Month Kickoff : A Century of Black Life, History and Culture in San Francisco

Presented by San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society (celebrating its 60th anniversary).
City Hall Rotunda
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco

Wednesday, 2/112015, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
African American Oakland: An Historical Overview

In this overview, Oakland History Room librarian Dorothy Lazard will share key and little-known stories of the social, cultural, economic and political contributions of African Americans in Oakland.
Main Library
Oakland History Room
125 14th Street

Friday, 2/13/2015, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
A Love Supreme

Join KQED, Impact Hub Oakland, and #1World1Family for a special evening celebrating Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's album A Love Supreme with a night of film, music, performance, and conversation.
Jazz by the Angela Wellman Quartet
Spoken-word performance by Sonya Renee Taylor
Film Screening: Through a Lens Darkly
Join filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris with Rev. Dereca Blackmon, curator, Ashara Ekundayo and writer, Marvin K. White in conversation on radical love, spiritual practice, and next generation movement building such as the use of technology in the design of #BlackLivesMatter.
Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway
RSVP required

Saturday, 2/21/2015, 8:00pm
Giants of Jazz on Film: Return to the Apollo
Harlem’s Apollo Theater was home to the finest in black variety entertainment including jazz, song, comedy and dance. Jazz historian Mark Cantor takes us on a journey back to its heyday, via vintage film clips. Artists to be featured on screen are Count Basie; Dinah Washington; Billy Eckstine; The Berry Brothers; The Ink Spots; Tip, Tap and Toe, and many others! Come early and enjoy and enjoy the sounds of The Klipptones, a local swing and blues band, starting at 7pm.
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Kanbar Hall
3200 California Street
San Francisco

Friday, 2/27/2015, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Gospelfest 2015

Capping off Pacific's Black History Month is Gospelfest 2015 featuring the legendary Grammy Award-winning gospel group The Clark Sisters. With a recording career spanning four decades, The Clark Sisters are the largest selling female gospel group of all time. Anthony Brown and Group Therapy will open the show. Their song, "Testimony" was named the most popular gospel song of 2013 by Billboard.
Bob Hope Theatre
242 E. Main Street

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