As Black History Month ramps up, the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center is honoring Civil Rights trailblazers in a major way.
The entire month of February, Coast residents are invited to listen, learn, and enjoy a three part series recognizing and honoring the dynamic history of African-Americans.
The series kicks off Friday with an art reception featuring various pieces from local black artists and traditional African indigenous food courtesy of Harmony’s Café.
February 15th there is a market and panel discussion from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. where they will discuss the history of local black businesses and culture of African-Americans.
The series wraps February 28th with a live performance from various talents along the Coast. Event Organizer Rudy King said, “Past Black History Month programs that I have been to have been very impactful as a young child and I would go to those programs when I was younger though hitting on those key notes of what can we do next, how can we follow up, how can we pass the torch to the next generation is something that has been missing when I was younger and I’m happy to fill that hole.”
To purchase tickets you can visit themaryc.org.