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Celebrate Black History Month

Post Date:01/27/2020 10:18 AM

BLACK HISTORY MONTHEvanston community members are invited to celebrate Black History Month at a variety of events in Evanston this February.

Stage reading of the play Maya’s Last Poem

February 7, 6 p.m. 
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Rd. 
The Center for the Church and the Black Experience at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Northwestern University and Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will host the stage reading of the hit play “Maya’s Last Poem” by Tim Rhoze, featuring actors Jacqueline Williams and Joslyn Jones. The stage reading will be followed by a lively discussion about the play’s theme. Admission is free and light snacks and beverages will be served.

An evening of conversation with Black Evanstonian History Makers Up Close

February 10, 7 p.m.
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center
Be a part of the conversations with Evanston history makers Bennett Johnson and Gerri Sizemore. Admission is free and light snacks and beverages will be served.

Legends of R&B Concert: A Soul Stirring tribute to Aretha, Etta and Luther

February 23, 3 p.m.  
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center
This concert stars powerhouse singers Qiana McNary (Crowns/Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert), Ricky Harris (Crowns), Mardra Thomas (Lady Day at Emerson Bar & Grill/Crowns), and The Reginald Thomas Band.

Tickets are $30 online or $40 at the door. There will be a post-concert Hecky’s BBQ buffet. 

Additional community events are being held at the Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University. For event details and more information, visit cityofevanston.org/blackhistorymonth or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

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