Black History Month: Events Going on Around Pittsburgh


Imani Patterson, Fashion and Pop Culture Editor

It’s that time of the year again…Black History Month! Pittsburgh is hosting an abundance of events in the city to celebrate this month. To anyone who wants to check it out, here are a few:

FEBRUARY 10 at The Carnegie Museum: There will be a marketplace for local African American artists showcase their artwork and craft (quilts, fiber art, textile designs, and jewelry) from 10 a.m. to 5p.m and Feb. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m.

FEBRUARY 11 at Carnegie Music Hall: A two hour united service will be held at 4 p.m. at the Carnegie Music Hall. The service will be followed by a reception and tour of the Museum’s nationally famous exhibit “Africa: One Continent-Many Worlds”.

FEBRUARY 17 at Carnegie Museum of Natural History: Oakland will present Norma Jean Barnes, dance director of Expressions Contemporary Dance Company. She will be performing a one-woman show that combines a lecture with contemporary dance at 2 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.

FEBRUARY 22  at The Ammon Recreation Center: The Hill District will be hosting its African American Fashion Show, featuring models from all generations wearing garments and hairstyles representing the culture. The event will be held at 7 p.m.

FEBRUARY 24 at Images Fine Art and Gifts: Artist and sculptor Biko will exhibit his work from 3 to 5 p.m. at Images Fine Art and Gifts located in Homewood. The event is free and open to the public.