Atlanta set to celebrate a month of black history

Staff Report | 2/1/2013, noon
As the hub of the civil rights movement and the birthplace of one of the era’s most revered leaders, Atlanta ...
"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