Black History Month Events
All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is suggested for many of the programs, and may be done online at library.chesterfield.gov. For more information, visit www.chesterfield.gov or call 751-CCPL.
Black History Month Calendar (pdf)
Black History Month Event Fact Sheet (pdf)
Speaking of Jazz with the Victor Haskins Group
Hear how jazz music developed over time and learn the basic concepts behind jazz and other music rooted in African-American culture. Experience a unique blend of trumpeting and energetic collaboration presented in various styles such as swing, R&B, and Latin. Registration required.
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7-8:30 p.m.
Musical Performance with F.R.E.N.S (Friends Redefining Exciting New Sounds)
Richmond’s own F.R.E.N.S will perform live, in a performance that will bring audiences to their feet with a blend of alternative funk, soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues songs. Other local artists will be featured in the pre-show. Refreshments will be available through Kings Korner for purchase.
Friday, Feb. 6, 7-9 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Chesterfield Career & Technical Center at Hull
13900 Hull Street Road, Midlothian, VA 23112
Searching For Your Roots: African-American Genealogy
Joan Jackson, president of the Chesterfield Historical Society, will discuss her own experiences in researching her roots and explain some of the techniques and resources that can help in researching your family tree. Registration is required.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m.-noon
The Moses of Our People
Actress Charmaine Crowell-White brings to life the fearless and determined story of Harriet Tubman in a masterful portrayal that reveals how she was able to rescue more than 300 slaves and become known as the Moses of her people. Registration is required.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 9, 7-7:45 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7-7:45 p.m.
Richmond Boys Choir
Enjoy the rich musical talent of the Richmond Boys Choir as they showcase their personal, academic, and musical excellence, while representing Richmond’s diverse cultures. They will entertain and move you as the choir performs a special selection for Chesterfield County’s celebration of Black History Month.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 3-3:45 p.m.
Business Breakfast and Scholarship Recognition Program By invitation only
Friday, Feb. 27, 8 a.m.
DoubleTree Inn (formerly the Koger Center)
The keynote speaker will be The Honorable Maurice Jones, Secretary of Commerce and Trade, appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe in January 2014. Previously, Mr. Jones served as the Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Social Services, as well as the Deputy Chief of Staff to then-Virginia Governor Mark Warner.
This year, Chesterfield County will award six $2,000 scholarships to one student in each of the five magisterial districts, with the sixth awarded to a student from one of the Governor Schools that resides in Chesterfield County. The scholarships are awarded to deserving high school seniors who will attend a college or university in Virginia.
Participate in an interactive presentation that closes the gap between performer and audience as a member of the Elegba Folklore Society speaks about the contributions and influences that originated in Africa and surround us today. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2-3:30 p.m.