Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month by taking part in musical, cultural and literary events across the province.
Free music, dance, history, literacy and art programs at library branches across the province. Something for all ages! Check your local public library for listings.
Tuesday, February 12, 6:00 pm - Fox and Crow, UPEI
Building Community - Panel Discussions
This year the theme for Black History Month is “Black Migration”, emphasizing “...the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities”. The Black Cultural Society of PEI will use this theme to look specifically at the experiences of the black community on PEI. From the history of Black Islanders to the present day members of the African diaspora, what are people’s lived experiences here? What are the cornerstones of a healthy, nurturing environment for members of the black community on PEI? And what is needed for greater inclusion in the broader Island community?
Wednesday, February 20, 6:00 pm - Confederation Centre Library
A Loud Place is a night of music and spoken word
Saturday, February 23, 7:00 pm - Haviland Club, Charlottetown
Darkie’s Hollow Album Launch
Scott Parsons' new album features 10 new tracks inspired by Black Island history. The title of the album comes from a conversation with Black Island descendant Stella Shepard, whose family lived on a road called Darkie's Hallow by locals. Parsons will be accompanied by musicians who recorded with him including Deborah Misener, Stella Shepard, Linda Wigmore and Ryan Gallant.
Tuesday, February 26, 12:30 pm - St. Jean Elementary
In Living History - a presentation of history, music and dance.
Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 pm - Confederation Centre Arts Gallery
Building Community - Panel Discussions (see details above)
Thursday, February 28, 7:00 pm, Upstreet Brewery
Black History Month Celebration: A Night of Food and Music featuring a kitchen takeover by Tolu Adesoye of Ores Bukateria and performances by Simone Bell, Vince the Messenger, LxVNDR and Studio 115.
Meet Community Members
- This lady's got soul - blues singer makes life on PEI
- Studying and celebrating strong, diverse communities
Phone: (902) 569-7742
Black History Month is sponsored in part by Innovation PEI and Provincial Library Services.