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Cincinnati Black History Month events will keep you busy all month long.

Black History Month is an annual celebration and acknowledgment of Black people and their achievements. Cincinnati Black History Month events are plentiful for all to enjoy.

Take time to celebrate the African American culture to learn more about the past, present, and future. Many of these events are FREE. So, grab your family, friends, and church members and check out these events in the Queen City.

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Ongoing Events to Enjoy in Cincinnati During Black History Month

Black History Month at The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

Self Guided Tour
Tuesday-Sunday, Through February 29, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum (The Banks)
$10 – $12, Free Admission for kids 12 and under
Museum attendees will receive a brochure allowing them to take a self-guided tour to explore artifacts and exhibit elements significant to African American history. Visitors will also receive a keepsake card titled “The Tigers’ Tale,” highlighting the exploits of the Cincinnati Tigers Negro League team.

Learn about the Cincinnati Tigers Negro League team.

August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned

Through March 10
Ensemble Theatre (OTR)
$27 – $55
Written and performed initially by playwriting legend August Wilson, How I Learned What I Learned chronicles his days as a struggling young writer. In this intimate one-person play, Wilson experiences his first jobs, his first loves, a stint in jail, and his encounters with racism, violence, and music.

how i learned what i learned
August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) was an American playwright who has been referred to as the “theater’s poet of Black America.”

African Modernism in America

Art Exhibit
Through May 19
Taft Museum of Art (Downtown)
$10 – $12, Free on Sundays & Mondays
Featuring more than 60 dynamic and vivid works of art created in Africa during the 1950s and ’60s, the exhibition explores the relationships between African artists and American patrons, artists, and cultural organizations amid the interlocking histories of civil rights, decolonization, and the Cold War.

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Peter Clarke (1929–2014, South Africa), That Evening Sun Goes Down, 1960.

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Cincinnati Black History Month Events

Patchwork Workshop

Art Workshop
February 27, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Westwood Branch Library (Westwood)
Free Admission, registration required
Sarah Rodriguez, the ArtsWave’s 2024 Black & Brown: Truth and Innovation Grant recipient, is hosting a fantastic art event. Participants will use pre-painted paper to cut and glue collages representing their neighborhood. Their work will be compiled onto a large sheet of paper that is the topographical shape of their neighborhood.

Spoken Rhythmz, Live presents: ‘Royal Reverie’

Open Mic
February 28, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The Greenwich (Walnut Hills)
Come out and experience the unforgettable Black History Month open mic extravaganza, where attendees will amplify voices, celebrate heritage, and honor the richness of Black culture! Guests 21 and up can enjoy live music, poetry, and Black-owned business vendors.

Opening Presentation – Whitfield Lovell: Passages

Opening Celebration
February 29, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Museum (Mt Adams)
$5 – $20
Enjoy a captivating event celebrating the opening of the exhibition Whitfield Lovell: Passages. Lovell urges viewers to contemplate the ordinary lives and extraordinary journeys of the African American experience while raising universal questions about identity, memory, and America’s collective heritage.

Whitfield Lovell
View Whitfield Lovell’s art exhibition

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Cincinnati Black History events are informative, fun, and entertaining! If there are any other things to do in Cincinnati that we have missed, please submit them to The Voice of Black Cincinnati Calendar.

Written by: Crystal Kendrick

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Images provided by: AfroMeals, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Ensemble Theatre, Harriet Beecher Stowe House, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center,, Taft Museum of Art, Women Writing For (a) Change, Wyoming Civic Center.

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Written by Crystal Kendrick

Publisher, The Voice of Black Cincinnati


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