Author Ijeoma Oluo will be speaking February 7 at Charis Books and More. / Publicity photo

Black History Month Calendar

“Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts” Crystal Wilkonson in conversation with Tayari Jones 

February 1, 7:30pm

Charis Books and More

Charis welcomes Crystal Wilkinson for a discussion of her book “Prasiesong for the Kitchen Ghosts: Stories and Recipes from Five Generations of Black Country Cooks.” This event is free and will be offered virtually as well via Crowdcast. Register for the virtual talk at crowdcast.io/c/praisesong. 

“Be a Revolution”: Ijeoma Oluo in conversation with Oriaku Njoku 

February 2, 7pm

First Baptist Church of Decatur

Charis Books and More hosts this talk with Ijeoma Oluo, author of “Be a Revolution: How Everyday People Are Fighting Oppressing and Changing the World – and How You Can Too.” After the discussion, Oluo will be signing and personalizing books. Tickets are available via Eventbrite. 

“Black Women Taught Us”: Dr. Jenn M. Jackson in conversation with Forrest Evans

February 3, 7:30pm

Virtual

Dr. Jenn M. Jackson, author of the book “Black Women Taught Us: An Intimate History of Black Feminism,” will discuss the essential role Black women have played in liberation movements with Forrest Evans.

Black History Month Movie Series: The Color of Friendship 

February 8, 7pm

Atlantic Station

Celebrate Black History Month on Atlantic Green with a free screening of “The Color of Friendship”!

Historically Black Phrases Live! 

February 15, 7:30pm

The Gathering Spot

This is a live game show experience, based on the recently released book, “Historically Black Phrases: From ‘I Ain’t One Of Your Lil’ Friends’ to ‘Who All Gon’ Be There?’”. Hosted by co-authors Jarrett Hill and Tre’vell Anderson, HBP Live! is the game show you didn’t know you needed. Each show features three notable contestants competing in three rounds of gameplay rooted in trivia about Black culture. Learn more and buy tickets at historicallyblackphrases.com/live. 

A Taste of Black Gwinnett 

February 16, 6-9pm

Norcross Cultural Arts Center

Gwinnett County is celebrating Black History Month by showcasing Black-owned businesses! Free admission and open to the public – learn more at blackchambergwinnett.com. 

Atlanta Black Business Expo 

February 17, 6:30pm

The Gathering Spot

Network and peruse Black businesses on display! Register at jotform.com/build/240117000708138. 

Black History Month Celebration 

February 22, 11am

DeKalb History Center

Join the DeKalb History Center for their 16th Annual Black History Month Celebration. Dr. Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr., will provide an exciting retrospective look at DeKalb’s history through the lens of his book “African American Life in DeKalb County, 1823 – 1970”, published in 1998. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain insights, understanding, and an authentic connection to DeKalb County’s rich African American heritage. Lunch provided by Phenomenal Foods by Chef Holly is included with your ticket – get yours at dekalb-history-center.square.site/shop/2024-black-history-month-celebration/17. 

BlaQueer Open Mic  

February 22, 6pm

Create ATL

Black queer and trans poets, musicians, and comedians will share their work at this open mic and kiki. This event is free and open ONLY to Black queer and trans people. RSVP at sfqp.info/blaqueer222.

Black History Month Movie Series: Remember the Titans 

February 22, 7pm

Atlantic Station

Celebrate Black History Month on Atlantic Green with a free screening of “Remember the Titans”!

BAM!

Feburary 23, 7pm

SCADshow

Following two years of sold-out shows, BAM! is back and bigger and better than ever. SCAD’s acclaimed celebration of Black History Month and Black musical artists will feature Grammy, Emmy, and Tony-nominated performers directly from Broadway, TV, and film. SCAD stars of the past and present, from stunning alumni to the university’s premier vocal ensemble The Bee Sharps and other SCAD students, come together for this exhilarating night of performances. Tickets start at $20; buy them at tickets.scadboxoffice.com/5982. 

“The Black Joy Project”: Kleaver Cruz in conversation with Susana Morris 

February 29, 7:30pm

Charis Books and More

Author Kleaver Cruz will discuss their book “The Black Joy Project,” a collection of 117 full-color photographs and eight breathtaking essays on the joy that fuels Black life all around the globe. This event is free and will be offered virtually as well; register for virtual attendance at crowdcast.io/c/black-joy-project.