Black History Month

In February, we honor and explore Black History Month. We invite you to join us for a variety of special celebrations this month.

 

 

We Have Made These Lands What They Are: The Architecture of Slavery
February 17 through March 31 with opening reception on Sunday, February 18 at 4 pm
Free and open to all
“This is our home. We have made these lands what they are,” declared a group of newly emancipated South Carolina blacks in 1865. Journalist, filmmaker and visual artist Keris Salmon documents antebellum southern plantations and slave dwellings through text and image to explore the many significant links between her peoples’ past and present.

Annual Absalom Jones Service
Saturday, February 17 at 11 am
Join us for a special service in honor of the Rev. Absalom Jones, the first African American ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church of the United States. A reception will follow the service.

The Forum with Keris Salmon: We Have Made These Lands
Sunday, February 18 at 4 pm
Free and open to allHear Keris Salmon share her two years spent documenting antebellum southern plantations and slave dwellings for her exhibit, “We Have Made These Lands What They Are.”

 

Sacramento Ebony Chorale
Saturday, February 24 at 2 pm
Free and open to all
The Sacramento Ebony Chorale is a group of Christian men and women whose mission is to re-ignite a deep appreciation for the Negro Spiritual through performance, education and an annual music camp. It is their desire to preserve the Negro Spiritual as a testament, a memorial, of the unwavering faith in God of our enslaved African ancestors, and as the chief cornerstone of a range of American music genres.

 

 

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