Celebrate National Black History Month With Your Children

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February is National Black History Month, a time to learn about and reflect upon African American history and culture. The 2011 National Black History Month theme is African Americans and the Civil War. The following events are among the many family-oriented activities going on throughout New York City:

  • The Schomburg Center Public Education Program presents the Black History Month Youth Film Series. The series will take place between February 14 - 18 with a different film shown each day at 10AM.
  • Visit the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona, Queens. Check out the house where the legendary musician lived from 1943 until his death. Children under 4 get in free. As part of its Black History Month celebration, the Museum will present "Louis Armstrong and Race" on February 12th and 26th at 1 and 3pm.
  • The Brooklyn Children's Museum is currently showing "Tales from the Land of Gullah" an exhibit about the Gullah people of West Africa who were enslaved during the 17th century. Visitors will learn about their culture and the contributions they made to America.

Be sure to check back for more coverage of National Black History Month 2011 on the Children's Aid Blog!