Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with us! All month long we'll have a special Music & Movement, Mini-Musical, and Storytime as well as Art Studio and Build-It Lab projects!
During the month of February, we're highlighting African American men and women who have made significant contributions to the world in which we live. Come experience hands-on exploration and learn about the men and women who were pioneers in their fields.
Black History Month Mini-Musical Highlights
During our Mini-Musical we will take a look at the incredible lives of "Mother of the Blues" Ma Rainey, who was born in Columbus, GA and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990; a titan of soul and Macon, GA native Otis Redding who is also a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer; "Atlanta’s most beloved citizen and the city’s pioneer businessman" David T. Howard, a noted philanthropist and civic activist, who opened a school that can count some notable Atlantans as former students, Martin Luther King Jr., Maynard Jackson, Walt Frazier, and gold medal-winning Olympian Mildred McDaniel Singleton.
Black History Month Art Studio Highlights
Our Art Studio projects will highlight the awe-inspiring talents of artists of American painter born in Columbus, GA and the painter behind the official portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama Amy Sherald, Steve R. Allen the artist commissioned to create “Uniting Colors of the World”, a mammoth eighty feet by twenty-eight feet mural, as the City of Atlanta’s “Official” commemoration of its hosting the 1996 Centennial Olympic Summer Games, and Atlanta-born artist Amalia Amaki who's art captures the lives of African women of the Diaspora through media from everyday life (photography, quilts, buttons, boxes, and household items) .
Black History Month Build It Lab Highlight
Our Build It Lab project highlights Alexander Miles, inventor of elevator doors that automatically open. Inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame in 2007, Miles' contribution is still seen to this day in modern elevators!
Black History Month Science Bar Highlights
All month, at our Science Bar, guests will be able to learn about the amazing minds and achievements of some incredibly important American scientists.
- Chemist Alice Ball
- Inventor & acoustician James Edward Maceo West
- Mathematician in the United States’ aeronautics & space programs Katherine Johnson
Check out our CALENDAR for more information about the timing and location of all our February Black History Month programs.
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