Black History Month Festival

Celebrate African-American history and culture in a variety of ways featuring exhibits, music and dance performances, lectures, photos, crafts and more. This year we are partnering with the Arlington Historical Society with archival images and special displays during the month of February. 

Schedule of Events:

2 p.m. - Forgotten Images of Arlington’s African-American Past (in the Community Room)

Presenting for the first time anywhere, a collection of newly digitized archival images from the Fielder House Museum that highlights contributions of African Americans to Arlington’s rich history! Created through a partnership between the Arlington Historical Society and the Arlington Public Library, this collection seeks to make these rare images available to school children, citizens, and scholars alike, 24/7 on any internet-capable device!

2:45 p.m. - Harlem Renaissance Artists (in the Community Room)

Professor John Phillips from TCC Southeast will discuss the Harlem Renaissance, an artistic movement in the 1920s and 1930s.

3 p.m. - Tarrant County College SE Jazz Combo

3:30 p.m. - Cheri Colbert, City of Arlington Council Coordinator- Emcee

     Winners of the art and essay contest for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Advancing the Dream Celebration 2017

    Ashworth Elementary Singers

    Ousley Junior High Step Team

    Tarrant County College SE Jazz Combo

     Step By Step Dance Studio

Children can visit the children’s area for special activities. Bring the whole family!

Arlington Historical Society Displays for the month of February.

For more information please call the Arlington Public Library at 817-459-6900.

Previous Dates

    • Sun, Feb 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
    Public Area
    Southeast Branch Library
    900 SE Green Oaks Blvd
    Arlington, TX 76018
David Jackson
Program Type: 
Arts & Culture