February is an important month for Albion’s traditional celebrations honoring Black History, including community, music, and food.
Visit the calendar on the menu above for more information and links to Albion events.
Monday, January 21, 2019 Washington Gardner School auditorium On Monday, January 21, Dr. Teleah Phillips, '04, an osteopathic doctor at Oaklawn Hospital, was the keynote speaker during the College's fourth annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Dialogue and Service. Dr. Phillips spoke in the Washington Gardner School ...Read More
Sun, February 17, 2019 - 12:30pm – 2:00pm Men Who Cook, a fundraiser for Citizens to Beautify Albion. Usually the third Sunday in February. See more information on this link ...Read More
Sat, February 23, 5:30pm – 8:00pm Washington Gardner Auditorium, 401 E. Michigan Ave. Albion Michigan Second annual Black History Month Music Celebration starting at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) Local and statewide artists showcase black culture through African and modern dance, music, poetry, mime and more. Admission is $5 ...Read More
Sun, February 24, 2019 4pm – 6pm Kellogg Center, 611 E Porter St, Albion, MI A true Albion College tradition, the annual Taste of Blackness is sure to be a celebration. Join Albion College students for an evening of African and African American culture through food, music, dance, and art. Event ...Read More
Tue, February 26, 2019 - 7:30pm – 9:00pm Bohm Theatre 201 S Superior St, Albion, MI After postponement due to extremely cold weather January 30, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration, featuring Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley as guest speaker, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 26, ...Read More
Holland Park, Albion Michigan is the site of "History Hill" with plaques about educational advancement in Albion Michigan. Holland Park is the site of a Juneteenth Celebration in June, weekly music Friday evenings in the summer, and a history talk on Labor Day. Learn more about Holland Park by clicking here ...Read More
Why was February Chosen to be called Black History Month?
Two famous abolitionists and social reformers were born during the month of February. The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be “Negro History Week”. This week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and of Frederick Douglass on February 14, both of which dates black communities had celebrated together since the late 19th century. The abolitionists are President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, both born during the second of week of February, which led Woodson to designate it as a time of celebration and remembrance. Read More
Civil Rights Monuments and Sculptures in Michigan and Canada
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