Black History Month 2024: African Americans in the Arts

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The City of Saint Paul Black History Month Planning Committee presents this year's theme: African Americans in the Arts.


The Committee produced a series of three events: one virtual, a hybrid and an in-person celebration taking place throughout Black History Month.

Check out the links below for more Information about each event.

"An Elders View" | Feb 1 - 12:00-2:00PM
Join us on February 1, 2024, from 12-2pm virtually, as we honor a beautiful Ancestor, Mother Nathando Zulu in libation, performed by Elder Gwen Ellis. Then we will hear a panel discussion from Local, Award-Winning Elders: Dr. Mahmoud El Kati, Vusumuzi Zulu, Gwen Matthews, Charles Caldwell and Mari Harris. Our panel of Elders have made incredible contributions in the Artistic World as an African American educator, historian, author, storyteller, singer, performer, actress and artist. From jazz to hip-hop, from poetry to painting, we'll hear about their greatest successes and challenges as African American creatives and a few words of wisdom. Check out our panelists below. Don't miss out on this inspiring virtual discussion!

"Centering Mind and Body" | Feb 15 - 12:00-1:30PM
Join us for a day of healing. It is so important to practice self-care, Ubuntu. I am because we are. Join us for an in person and virtual guided meditation and yoga experience. Check out our presenters. A Centering Meditation by "Daughter of Rah" Shawnte' Williams and A Relaxing Yoga Experience by "The Zen Bin" Sierra Carter **Due to limited space, in person attendees must RSVP. ** Swag Bags are available for in person attendees only. ** Swag Bags will include items from Daughter of Ra and NOSH POSH Snack Bags will include Healthy, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Kosher, Paleo-Friendly Snacks. (PRODUCTS MAY INCLUDE NUTS)

"The Gallery" | Feb 29 - 3:00-7:00PM – IN PERSON
Stop by to celebrate African Americans in the Arts and Learn with Us at Rondo Community Library! On February 29th, we will be holding events throughout the day.

  • We will start at 3pm, Brother Ghana M'Baye will teach us a traditional African dance and how to play the ancient "African Drum.
  • Join us at 4pm, to be in the "Know" and learn how you can get involved and support two amazing Rondo initiatives: "Reconnect Rondo” and "The Rondo Community Land Trust",
  • Come join in the History, Music, Art, Food, and More from 5-7pm! We will end the night with Celebration of Hip Hop by Tim Wilson "Urban Lights Music Inc." and a "Gallery" of performances you don't want to miss!
  • Space will be limited! These events are open to the public at Rondo Library: 461 Dale St N, Saint Paul, MN 55103. Light refreshments will be served.


The City of Saint Paul Black History Month Planning Committee presents this year's theme: African Americans in the Arts.


The Committee produced a series of three events: one virtual, a hybrid and an in-person celebration taking place throughout Black History Month.

Check out the links below for more Information about each event.

"An Elders View" | Feb 1 - 12:00-2:00PM
Join us on February 1, 2024, from 12-2pm virtually, as we honor a beautiful Ancestor, Mother Nathando Zulu in libation, performed by Elder Gwen Ellis. Then we will hear a panel discussion from Local, Award-Winning Elders: Dr. Mahmoud El Kati, Vusumuzi Zulu, Gwen Matthews, Charles Caldwell and Mari Harris. Our panel of Elders have made incredible contributions in the Artistic World as an African American educator, historian, author, storyteller, singer, performer, actress and artist. From jazz to hip-hop, from poetry to painting, we'll hear about their greatest successes and challenges as African American creatives and a few words of wisdom. Check out our panelists below. Don't miss out on this inspiring virtual discussion!

"Centering Mind and Body" | Feb 15 - 12:00-1:30PM
Join us for a day of healing. It is so important to practice self-care, Ubuntu. I am because we are. Join us for an in person and virtual guided meditation and yoga experience. Check out our presenters. A Centering Meditation by "Daughter of Rah" Shawnte' Williams and A Relaxing Yoga Experience by "The Zen Bin" Sierra Carter **Due to limited space, in person attendees must RSVP. ** Swag Bags are available for in person attendees only. ** Swag Bags will include items from Daughter of Ra and NOSH POSH Snack Bags will include Healthy, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Kosher, Paleo-Friendly Snacks. (PRODUCTS MAY INCLUDE NUTS)

"The Gallery" | Feb 29 - 3:00-7:00PM – IN PERSON
Stop by to celebrate African Americans in the Arts and Learn with Us at Rondo Community Library! On February 29th, we will be holding events throughout the day.

  • We will start at 3pm, Brother Ghana M'Baye will teach us a traditional African dance and how to play the ancient "African Drum.
  • Join us at 4pm, to be in the "Know" and learn how you can get involved and support two amazing Rondo initiatives: "Reconnect Rondo” and "The Rondo Community Land Trust",
  • Come join in the History, Music, Art, Food, and More from 5-7pm! We will end the night with Celebration of Hip Hop by Tim Wilson "Urban Lights Music Inc." and a "Gallery" of performances you don't want to miss!
  • Space will be limited! These events are open to the public at Rondo Library: 461 Dale St N, Saint Paul, MN 55103. Light refreshments will be served.


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