The Old Stone House:
Icons In Their Own Right -
Works by Makeba Rainey
Icons In Their Own Right  celebrates dynamic African American leaders of today and yesteryear who have penned their legacies into the history books with talent, grit, bravery, and brilliance. The storied Black history these icons embody spans a gamut of freedom fighters, public intellectuals, artists, activists, authors, entertainers, and agitators who permeate our hearts, minds, and timelines.
Opening February 10th
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
On View Through April 6th
The Lewis H. Latimer House Museum:
A Literary Afternoon with Live Music- Malcolm Boyd and Sherese Francis
An afternoon of fiction and poetry readings accompanied by live music, at the home of African American inventor and poet Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928). Live performance by saxophonist Leonardo Love.
February 17th 2:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
The Lewis H. Latimer House Museum:
Free Film Screening: 13th
As part of the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum 2018 Race and Immigration Film Series, they will be viewing 13th, a 2016 Academy Award nominated documentary. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlaws slavery.
February 18th 2:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Valentine-Varian House
(The Bronx County Historical Society) :
Public Lecture Series: Slave Stories, Our Stories
Join BCHS Educator Vivian Davis and living historian Cheyney McKnight on this special evening of discussion and conversation with one of the house slaves who worked in the Valentine-Varian House and receive a deeper understanding of slavery in 18th century New York. In honor of Black History Month, this program pays tribute to those unheard voices.
February 23rd 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
NYC Parks Arsenal Gallery:
Identity  showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991. Harlem Needle Arts also worked with an HHT member house, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights, on an art installation.

January 18 – February 23, 2018
Image Credit: Shimoda Donna Emanuel, Goddess 3 , mixed media
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