Hover here for Site Tools
 
Contact Us

Mailing Address
Chesterfield County
Department of Human Resource Management
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040

Street Address
Administration Building
Third Floor, Room 302
9901 Lori Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Map this

Phone
(804) 748-1551

Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

 
Black History Month
Events


2016 BHM Logo 

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, call 804-751-CCPL. 

Each year, Chesterfield County celebrates Black History Month with a variety of programs, including musical performances, lectures, dance and storytelling, each designed to explore the rich, diverse background of African-Americans and their contributions to our community and nation. Here are the upcoming programs:

Hidden History: African-American Cemeteries in Central Virginia
Saturday, Feb. 6 (11 a.m.–noon), Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road, South Chesterfield
Saturday, Feb. 6 (2-3 p.m.), LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield

Learn about African-American cemeteries and stories of African-American genealogy, segregation and attitudes towards religion and death.

 

/uploadedImages/County_Information/History/Black_History_Month/Images/Hidden History.jpg  /uploadedImages/County_Information/History/Black_History_Month/Images/Gravestones.JPG  /uploadedImages/County_Information/History/Black_History_Month/Images/Gale Hill.JPG 

 

Rosenwald Schools
Monday, Feb. 8 (7-8:30 p.m.), Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield

In the early 20th century, the Rosenwald Schools were built specifically for the educational needs of African-American students. Learn about their history and impact, and preservation efforts.

All We Do is Step, Stroll and Hop ­­­What is a Black Greek-Letter Organization?
Thursday, Feb. 11 (7-8:30 p.m.), Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Boulevard, North Chesterfield

African-American Collegiate Greek organizations are steeped in a legacy of brotherhood and sisterhood, community service and academic excellence. Learn about their purpose, mission and history.

Heroes and Hard Times: American History through Song and Story
Saturday, Feb. 13 (10:30-11:15 a.m.), Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield
Saturday, Feb. 13 (3-3:45 p.m.), Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, North Chesterfield 

Embark on a journey through stories and songs that spans more than three centuries of American history, and includes slavery, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the birth of blues music and the Civil Rights Movement.

Speaking of Jazz with Victor Haskins’ Skein
Tuesday, Feb. 16 (7-8 p.m.) Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield

Victor Haskins’ Skein will demonstrate compositions and stylistic developments from black musicians throughout the history of jazz.

An Exploration of African-American Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Wednesday, Feb. 17 (7-8 p.m.), Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Boulevard, North Chesterfield

Karen Getty will discuss the collection from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts that commemorates African-American life and history, as well as art that ranges in different periods, styles and subject matter.

 

/uploadedImages/County_Information/History/Black_History_Month/Images/Delaney.jpg 

 
     

/uploadedImages/County_Information/History/Black_History_Month/Images/Wiley.jpg 

 
Beauford Delaney (American, 1910-1979)
Greene Street, 1946
 
  Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977)
Willem van Heythuysen, 2006
 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. J. Harwood
and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art.
Photo: Katherine Wetzel                              
© Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 
 

 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Arthur
and Margaret Glasgow Fund.
 
Photo: Katherine Wetzel              
© Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  

 

A New Mosaic: African-American Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  
Feb. 1-29, Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Boulevard, North Chesterfield

This exhibition features high-quality photographic reproductions of works by African- American artists spanning the past 200 years.

View New Mosaic Checklist 

2016 The Quarry 

/uploadedImages/County_Information/History/Black_History_Month/Images/Guitarist, Charles White.jpg 

/uploadedImages/County_Information/History/Black_History_Month/Images/Stadia III.jpg 
The Quarry by Robert Seldon Duncanson,
ca. 1853-63
 
The Guitarist by Charles White,
1959
 
Stadia III by Julie Mehretu,
2004 
 
This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is supported, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund.  

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, call 804-751-CCPL.