Events Abound in Cascade for Black History Month's Last Week

Make sure you catch one of these local events celebrating Black History Month.

Here in southwest Atlanta, a community rich in civil rights history, there is still an abundance of events going on for the last eight days of Black History Month.

Here are some Black History Month events happening in and around Cascade this week:

Embracing Mays Community and Cluster Schools (EMC2) Black History Month Series

  • Luthuli (Thandi) Gcabashe will share how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. influenced her personal work establishing an Anti-Apartheid movement and her father’s (Albert Luthuli) work. Her father was the first African to win the Nobel Peace Prize (1961) as the president of the African National Congress in South Africa. Ms. Gcabashe is on tour from South Africa for a short time in the U.S. The event is part of the  and will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Jean Childs Young Middle School at 3116 Benjamin E. Mays Dr., Atlanta.


  • Black History Under the Gold Dome: Visit a special exhibit on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon in room 216 at the Capitol. This historical exhibit under the Dome, which honors the spirit of seasoned and novice photographers is open to the public. Full details


  • Professor and MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry will help contextualize the unique political issues of women when they lecture on the theme "More than a Vote: Women’s Struggle for Full Citizenship" as part of the Spelman College Ida B.Wells-Barnett Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Spelman College. Full details.


  • “Bits of Africa” Panel Discussion and Presentation of African Arts in Atlanta: Dynamic professors and arts practitioners converge at the Southwest Performing Arts Center to answer the question, “Why should I support African Arts: dance, music, theatre, film, art, or architecture?” and to talk about four major African-centered events happening in Atlanta  in 2013. Full details


  • The Gordon Parks Segregation Story Exhibition is still on display at the Arnika Dawkins Gallery at 4600 Cascade Road until March 29.  The Segregation Story is an exhibition of vivid images originally published by Life magazine in 1957. Others were recently discovered by the Gordon Parks Foundation and made available in commemoration of what would have been Mr. Parks' centennial.  Get full details. 


Know of other Black History Month events happening in and around Cascade? Make sure to add them and any other events to our events calendar here.


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