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October 22, 2021

5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month and Cincinnati has plenty of ways you and the kids can celebrate.

Whether you choose at home or in-person, we gathered five ways you can help educate your kids about historical, important African Americans and events. 

Blue Manatee Bookstore Literacy Project; 3094 Madison Road, Suite 1A, Cincinnati, OH 45209
Check out Blue Manatee’s online bookstore for an array of books perfect for Black History Month for all ages. Between fiction, non-fiction and picture books, Blue Manatee has a fantastic collection you can ship to your home from their online shop, or, if you are looking for books that are on the shelves at the bookstore and you can’t make it in to shop the store, call them at 513-257-0774 or you can schedule a virtual shopping appointment.

Honoring Black History Month through art at the Cincinnati Art Museum; 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Oh
Whether you choose to visit the Cincinnati Art Museum in-person (register in advance!) or virtually, you can learn about Black artists through the CAM’s permanent collection, the contemporary landscape and the Cincinnati community. Exhibitions showcase the work by artists from the Black diaspora over the years, from 1840s paintings by Robert S. Duncanson to Hank Willis Thomas’s exhibition All Things Being Equal, your kids will learn the history of work by Black artists to explore, study and inspire through their online virtual tours and more.

Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library; 800 Vine St., Cincinnati Oh
Your favorite library has plenty of ways to celebrate Black History Month with scavenger hunts, virtual story times, tons of library materials to check out and more!

Cincinnati Museum Center;
The Cincinnati Museum Center is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black professionals in STEM fields. Online panels and discussions will inspire the next generation of STEM professionals in hopes of addressing the lack of diversity in science fields. The first panel, My Brother’s Keeper Ohio Virtual Leadership Series, takes place February 11 at 6 p.m. online, it’s FREE! The second panel discussion is on February 25. Visit CMC’s website (link above) for more information.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s The Snowy Day and Other Stories Virtual Production by Ezra Jack Keats, Script by Jerome Hairston
This free, virtual Off the Hill Production is perfect for ages 5 and older! Kids will love watching the the artistic world of author Ezra Jack Keats unfold onstage! They can follow the adventures of Peter and his friends through heartwarming stories about the wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure and the excitement of sending the perfect letter to a friend. Available virtually on weekends in February; register in advance at bit.ly/Snowy_Day

 

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, a military wife and mom of three. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.