Black History Month events in Michiana

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A number of organizations are hosting events celebrating Black History Month in February. 

Cass County

Fred L. Mathews Library at Southwestern Michigan College

Underground Railroad Society of Cass County, Michigan – Underground Railroad Site Driving Tour

Dowagiac Area History Museum


St. Joseph County

Black Lives Matter South BendVirtual Black History Month Series

  • Tuesday, Feb. 9
    • 6 p.m. – Reimagining Policing: The Breathe Act
  • Thursday, Feb. 11
    • 6 p.m. – The Life of Pauli Murray: Black activist, feminist, lawyer, priest, poet, and forgotten warrior in the struggle for liberation
  • Thursday, Feb. 18
    • 6 p.m. – Tyranny of Labeling: Black, transgender, feminist – what happens when you refuse to stay in the lane society chooses for you
  • Thursday, Feb. 25
    • 6 p.m. – Dark Side: Jim Crow & Jane Crow: Black women, black male power, and resistance – no one was singing freedom songs for us

Indiana University South Bend

Sam’s Club - Free Zoom author events (available for members and non-members) 

Visit South Bend – Article: Black History Month in the Bend

Civil Rights Heritage Center 

St. Joseph County Public Library – SJCPL Black History Month Author Event

University of Notre DameWalk the Walk Week 2021

Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library

City of South Bend’s Black History Month Committee


Berrien County

Lake Michigan College – Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series


Elkhart County

Goshen College – Virtual Chapel

Middlebury Community Public Library – Celebrate Black History Month

NAACP – Elkhart Branch

Elkhart County Parks


Kosciusko County

Grace College – Black History Month


Virtual Events Outside of Michiana

Library of Congress

National Archives

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