Looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month? Check out one of the many options below: The History Center, in collaboration with the African/African-American Historical Society and Museum, will host a Separate but Equal? Lecture on February 5 at 2pm at the History Center. On February 12 at 2pm, they will also host The Road to Brown, a video and panel discussion about Brown vs. Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas. Admission is free. Light refreshments and a question and answer session will immediately follow. The African American Genealogical Society of Fort Wayne will host “African-American Genealogical Research” at the Main Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room A. At 6:30pm there will be refreshments and social time followed by speaker, Roberts Ridley, at 7pm.


The University of Saint Francis will host a panel discussion on February 13 at 7pm in the North Campus Auditorium. The session will be titled “Fort Wayne History: 1950s and Beyond.” Well-known citizens will emcee and distinguished guests will also attend and join the audience in interacting with the panel through questions and answers. Snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Lovey Marshall at 399-7700 ext. 6761 February 19 at 5pm, Fellowship Missionary Church will celebrate “A Night of Praise”. The world-renowned Voices of Unity Choir will perform. Traditional Soul Food and fellowship will be available after worship. Visit their website for more information. On February 28 there will be a free showing of the movie Maafia 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America at the Allen County Public Library-Main location, meeting room A at 6pm. For more information, contact Sally Williams at 317-748-6269 or urbanlifematters@ymail.com. Upcoming events at IPFW in the Walb Union Ballroom include: February 7-CTE/STEM Steps to Success Workshop: “African-Americans in STEM Related Career Field”. Noon-1:15pm. February 10-“Stories from the African-American Tradition” presented by storyteller Chief Condra Ridley, from 6pm-8pm. February 17-Multicultural Campus Visit Day, from 8am-1pm. Contact Admissions at 260-481-6855 for more information. February 20-Rhyme and Reason Reunion, an expo on the 47th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, 6pm-8pm. February 25-Redefined 2012: African-American Male Summit from 9am-4pm. Contact ODMA at 260-481-6604 for more information. February 26-8th Annual Gospel Fest from 6-8pm. February 28-“Voices from the Motherland: Personal Narratives of Refuge and Migration” from noon-1:15pm   These are just a few events that we know of. If you know of other events taking place, please feel free to leave it in the comments section.