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

“Hidden Colors” Film Documentary

Wednesday, February 1, 8, 15, and 22
 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Walb Union Room 114 at IPFW

George Washington Carver History at the Botanical Conservatory

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

African American Genealogical Society Meeting

Join the African American Genealogical Society at their monthly meeting, Ancestors & Answers

February 9
6:30 pm
Studio A of Access Fort Wayne at the Allen County Public Library Downtown Branch

Heartland Sings: We Are the Dream

A Musical Commemoration to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, February 19
2:00 pm
Main Library Theater at the Allen County Public Library Downtown Branch

Black History Bowl

Wednesday, February 22
6:00 pm
Weisser Park Youth Center – 802 Eckart Street

Nichelle M. Hayes Seminar

Enjoy Nichelle M. Hayes during her seminar on African American Genealogical Research

Saturday, February 25
10:00 am
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.