Black History Month Events In Oakland And The Bay Area
Photo via AAMLO
February is Black History Month, and every year, the Bay Area celebrates the occasion with a myriad of events for all ages. Throughout the month, you can take part in discussions, performances, celebrations, and gatherings that speak to the past, present, and future of the Black community.
Here we’ve compiled a list of Bay Area Black History Month events. If you know of any additional free events we should include, please email us at [email protected].
Afro-American Council, 13th annual meeting, Oakland (1907)
UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
If you’d like to learn more about Black history, you can visit the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO). Explore their online collection of journals, documents, films, and other educational resources using your Oakland library card, or visit in person and enjoy exhibits, workshops, and activities for all ages.
Photo via AAMLO
Mark Your Calendars For Black History Month 2023 Events
A Tour of AAMLO: Saturdays, 12-1pm, African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Black LGBTQ Film Series: Every Saturday in February, The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center. See website for films listings and times.
The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion: Exhibition open through Sunday, March 5, Museum of the African Diaspora. See museum website for open hours.
The Bay Area Hip Hop Film Archives: Launch Party: Friday, February 3, 12-2pm, African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Oakland First Fridays – BLACK LOVE: Friday, February 3, 5-9pm, Telegraph Avenue between 22nd & 27th
ENGAGE Symposium: Photography, Fashion, and Black Representation: Saturday, February 4, 10am-4pm, Museum Of The African Diaspora
Lunar New Year x Black History Month: Celebration of Black & Asian Solidarity: Saturday, February 4, 11am-4pm, Oakland Asian Cultural Center
The Black Child Book Fair: Saturday, February 4, 12-5pm, African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Black History Month at Children’s Fairyland: Poet and Singer Jamey Williams: Saturday & Sunday, February 4-5, twice daily at 1:30pm and 2:30pm, Children’s Fairyland
Black Joy on Wheels: Sunday, February 5, 11am, West Oakland BART
Afro Soca Love: Oakland Black Owned Marketplace + Music Show: Friday, February 10, 10:00pm through Sunday, February 12, 6:00pm, Lot 13
Black History Month at Children’s Fairyland: Storyteller Kirk Waller: Saturday & Sunday, February 11-12, twice daily at 1:30pm and 2:30pm, Children’s Fairyland
Friday night at OMCA with Off The Grid | Black history Month Dance Battle – DJ Cavem: Friday, February 17, 5-9pm, OMCA
Black Liberation Walking Tour: Saturday, February 18, 804 27th St
EOYDC Black History Month Celebration: Thursday, February 23, 4:30-7:30pm, East Oakland Youth Development Center
Black History Celebration 2023: Saturday, February 25, 11:30am-3:30pm, CoBiz Richmond, inc.
The 6th annual Black Joy Parade: Sunday, February 26, 12:30pm, 14th Street & Franklin Street
A Case For Reparations: Sunday, February 26, 1-2pm, OMCA
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