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Celebrating Black History Month In Milwaukee

Here are 5 free events in the Milwaukee Area to help celebrate black history month:

Harlem Renaissance Coffee Club

Bay View Public Library Branch 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Monday, February 4, 5-7 p.m.

Share a cup of coffee over music from the Harlem Renaissance.

Black Art, History, and Culture: Harlem Renaissance Workshop

Atkinson Branch - 1960 W. Atkinson Ave.
Saturday, February 9, 1-2:30 p.m.

Learn about the Harlem Renaissance and the African American Artists whom thrived in it. And make some art of your own.


Film Screening and Discussion: All the Difference

Center Street Branch - 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Monday, February 11, 5-7:30 p.m.

The struggles of young African-American men come to life in this movie that traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dream of graduating from college.

All the Difference is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a national public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities keep more students on the path to graduation.

African American History Museum

Villard Square Branch - 5190 N. 35th St.

Opening: Tuesday, February 5, 5:30-7 p.m.
On display February 5-March 2
View art made by children in the community for Black History Month.

A History of Jazz in America

Villard Square Branch - 5190 N. 35th St.
Tuesday, February 12, 4:30-6 p.m. 

Listen to the great Jazz of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and more! See classic vinyl jazz albums and celebrate with Jazz enthusiast, Carol V. Johnson. All ages are welcome!


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