There are many ways this year to celebrate Black History Month in Fort Wayne. From visiting the History Center or the African/African American History Center to listening to lectures, there are a few activities that you can enjoy!
Black History Month Events in Fort Wayne
Wednesday, February 1, 8, 15, and 22
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Walb Union Room 114 at IPFW
Discover George Washington Carver, the botanist and inventor who developed one of the most revolutionary concepts in American agriculture — crop rotation at the Botanical Conservatory Event.
Thursday, February 2
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1100 S. Calhoun Street
George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series
Anthony Conley - War as a Tool for Group Uplift: African American Thought & Wartime Military Service in the 20th Century
Sunday, February 5
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
History Center – 302 E. Berry Street
Join the African American Genealogical Society at their monthly meeting, Ancestors & Answers
Studio A of Access Fort Wayne at the Allen County Public Library Downtown Branch
A Musical Commemoration to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sunday, February 19
Main Library Theater at the Allen County Public Library Downtown Branch
Black History Bowl
Wednesday, February 22
Weisser Park Youth Center – 802 Eckart Street
Enjoy Nichelle M. Hayes during her seminar on African American Genealogical Research
Saturday, February 25
The Genealogy Center’s Discover Center at the Allen County Public Library Downtown Branch
If you miss out on these events, schedule an appointment at the African/African-American Historical Museum (AAAHSM), where you can browse the exhibits display of the histories of people of African descent in Allen County since 1809, and African history from the earliest times to today. The AAAHSM museum also houses the City's largest public collection of African Art.