February is just around the corner. Looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month? Here are five ways to participate in Flint & Genesee.

  1. Kick off the celebration with the Genesee District Library’s 19th Annual Black History Month Brunch, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2019, at 10 a.m. This year’s honorees are The Ivy House, Ms. Melinda Anderson, Dr. Recco Richardson and Dr. Karen Weaver.
  1. Visit the Flint Institute of Arts featuring two exhibitions focusing on African American art. “Community” celebrates the works by African American artists in the Flint Institute of Arts Collection, and “Wonderfully Made: The Artis Collection of African American Art” features art from a private collection by Flint natives Antony J. and Davida J. Artis.
  1. Patronize Mott-Warsh Gallery – a private collection of fine art created by artists of the African diaspora. Or, check out the Greater Flint Arts Council presents African American Artists of Michigan All Media Exhibition that opens on February 14.
  1. Celebrate with the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Africana Studies with Africa Week 2020 activities Feb. 2 – 12.
  1. Catch Communities First, Inc.’s African American Film Series at the Flint Institute of Art on Thursday, Feb. 13. This month’s movie is Mr. Church, a story of a young girl and her dying mother who are joined by a black male cook who comes to live with them.