Happy Black History Month

Poster designed by Artist Robert Small

Black History Month Events around Toronto

TIFF Black History  

Pioneering African American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux will be spotlighted in an eight-film retrospective. The film festival kicks off with a talk led by University of Toronto English professor Alice Maurice, who will discuss the controversy surrounding Micheaux's silent classic "Within Our Gates."

When: Feb. 1 – Feb. 23

Toronto Public Library celebrates Black History Month

Feel the rhythm of Black History Month and join Amma Ofori and her troop of young percussionists at the York Woods library on Saturday. The Toronto Public Library will also host a number of other Black History Month events across the city, including a speaker gala and historical storytelling.

For more information, visit the Toronto Public Library upcoming events page.


Kuumba

Billed as the waterfront's longest-running Black History Month event, Kuumba offers three days of music, comedy, dance and films that showcase the "vitality" of Toronto's African and Caribbean communities.

When: Feb. 7 – 9, 2014

Where: Toronto's Harbourfront Centre

More information: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/kuumba/