Black History Month in Kansas City
February is National Black History Month and there is no shortage of celebratory events in KCMO. VisitKC has a great list of events from all around the city.
The Mid-Continent Public Library has several events scheduled including a Tales from the Black West interactive musical and Underground Railroad: The Who, What, and Where Did It Go from cultural historian Brother John.
The American Jazz Museum will host a luncheon with Pulitzer-Prize winning author Michael D’Antonio who will share his reflections on A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama. Also in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District is the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the place to learn about the rich history of African-American baseball. Its gallery will reopen on Feb. 7.
The Black Archives of Mid-America serves to collect and preserve the history of African Americans in the Midwest. Its collections, educational programs, research services and special projects facilitate both scholarly inquiry and public understanding of African American history.
African American Inventors is an exhibit showcasing the contributions of black women and men in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. It’s at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum, 3700 Blue Parkway.