This year’s theme is “The Future: Entering an Era of Forgiveness” highlighting the “spark” that led past/present historical figures to lead and make a historical impact that changed our nation today!
Thank you for joining us during our live interview and podcast recording to discuss “The Future: Entering an Era of Forgiveness.” Special thanks to our speakers for sharing their meaningful insight.
Voices of Freedom: An Evening of Spoken Word
February 10, 2023 | Free | 7 PM | Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
In downtown Orlando, invites the entire Central Florida community and its visitors to experience the Freedom Series, which celebrates African American artists and showcasing diverse performing arts. It kicks off with An Evening of Spoken Word, hosted by City of Orlando Poet Laureate Shawn Welcome.
Black History Walking Tour
February 10, 2023 | Free | 2 PM | Parramore neighborhood of Downtown Orlando
The second annual Black History Walking Tour will take place in the Parramore neighborhood of Downtown Orlando beginning at 2 p.m. During the hour-long tour, a guide will share all about Orlando’s rich Black history while viewing various historic sites, including the inside of the Wells’ Built Museum of African American History and Culture.
Exhibits & Special Events
Orange County Regional History Center
The Orange County Regional History Center, a multi-story heritage center in the heart of Downtown Orlando, is hosting several exhibits and special events in honor of Black History Month. Explore the triumphs and tragedies of Central Florida African Americans at the permanent African American History exhibit, join the History Book Club — February’s selection is Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God — and enjoy free admission to Celebrating Black Arts & Culture, a family-friendly celebration with hands-on activities, exciting performances and special guests on Feb. 18, 2023.
Joy-Filled Noise: A Musical Celebration of Black History
February 24, 2023 & February 26, 2023 | $15 – $30 | $7.50 Livestream + Video On Demand | 7:30 – 9 PM | Timucua Arts Foundation
Celebrate Black history at Timucua Arts Foundation with music director Kevin Harris, who will lead a vocal and instrumental ensemble of some of the region’s top talent in a survey of Black American Music, from the South African hymn Siyahamba, to African American Spirituals, Jazz, Blues, and Gospel songs old and new. Expect original arrangements, stirring performances and stellar harmonies at Joy-Filled Noise: A Musical Celebration of Black History.