Atlanta set to celebrate a month of black history

Staff Report | 2/1/2013, noon
"FELA!" featuring Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, The Fox Theatre

“Celebrating Our Heritage” – Atlanta Steppers Conference & Heritage Ball

Georgia International Convention Center

678-561-0434, or email info@gooddeedsinternational.com

Feb. 14-17/8 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Fox Theatre

1-855-285-8499, www.FoxATLtix.com

Feb. 15/11 a.m.

“Quilt Stories in African American Quilts” lecture & workshop

Central Library, downtown


Feb. 15/7 p.m.

Black History Storytelling

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

404-872-5338, www.callanwolde.org

Feb. 16/2-4 p.m.

Black History Bingo

Flat Shoals Library


Feb. 16/3 p.m.

“In Conversation” Gordon Parks discussion and exhibit with actor/director Eriq LaSalle

Macy’s Lenox, Level 2


Feb. 17/6-8:30 p.m.

The Big Read Kickoff: Harlem Renaissance Celebration

Atlanta History Center

404-814-4000, www.AtlantaHistory.com

Feb. 18/6:30 p.m.

Bronner Brothers Icon Awards

Rialto Center for the Arts

770-988-0015 ext. 235, www.bronnerbros.com

Feb. 19/6:30-7:30 p.m.

“The Way it was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia” author reading

Tucker-Reid Library


Feb. 20-23/Noon – 10 p.m.

International Conference on W.E.B. Du Bois

Clark Atlanta University

404-880-6352, http://cauduboislegacy.net/2013_Conference.html

Feb. 21/4 p.m.

“From Darkness Into Light” – Spirituals and Freedom Songs

Gwinnett Choral Guild/Spivey Hall

404-223-9962, www.spiveyhall.org

Feb. 23/11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

“Struggles and Strides: The Early Fight for Civil Rights” interactive exhibit

The Atlanta History Center

404-814-4000, www.AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

Feb. 23/Noon – 2 p.m.

Black History Month Parade

Sweet Auburn Avenue to Underground Atlanta

1-866-551-5666, www.blackhistorymonthparade.com

Feb. 1-24/Library Hours

“A Legacy of Excellence: African American Exceptionalism in the U.S.” exhibit

Auburn Avenue Research Library

404-730-4001 x100

Feb. 24/5-8 p.m.

“Ministers of Sound” D.J. photo exhibit

The Sound Table (space 2)


Feb. 1-28/9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

“Bobby, Martin and John: Once Upon an American Dream” photo exhibit

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site Visitors Center

404-331-5190, www.nps.gov/malu

Feb. 28/8 p.m.

FELA! featuring Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child

The Fox Theatre

1-855-285-8499, www.FoxATLtix.com