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Black History Month in Milwaukee

Black history plays an important part in shaping the growth of Milwaukee and in highlighting the artistic and creative measures of our communities and our youth. This month, many organizations will provide opportunities to share the importance and power that Black history has on this city. Below is a list of virtual events and resources in honor of Black History Month.

  • Milwaukee Film's Black Lens will be holding a Black History Month program that includes four weeks of films and conversations that will be streamed through Milwaukee Film and Black Lens YouTube and Facebook pages. Click here to participate and learn more.
  • The Milwaukee Art Museum will be hosting “Kohl’s Haitian Gallery” in celebration of Haiti’s art and culture. This event will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 13, 20 and 27. Click here for more information.
  • Milwaukee Repertory Theater: “We Rise: MKE’s Celebration of Black History Month” will be highlighting the artistry and contribution of African Americans in Milwaukee. This virtual event will be held via Facebook Live and YouTube Live on Monday, February 8, 15, and 22 at 7 p.m. Click here to read more.
  • The Milwaukee Public Library will be hosting a virtual Black History Month Jeopardy on Monday, February 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click here to register and find out more about events MPL will be hosting in honor of Black History Month.
  • Safe & Sound is partnering with the Gamma Pi Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to invite teams of four students each to participate virtually in the Black History Quiz Bowl to foster a community approach to learning Black history. Teams will receive study materials and demonstrate what they've learned during the Jeopardy-style competition. Each student will also receive a swag bag and certificate for participating. The winning team will receive medals. Each team will need an adult host. Registrations are now open. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on February 20 via Zoom. To register or learn more please contact Bridget Robinson via email at
  • Running Rebels Community Organization will be hosting a Black History Program via Zoom on Friday, February 26, from 4 to 5 p.m. This program will include performances of Black excellence, histor,y and culture. Click here to register.