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Black History Month is the time in which we celebrate historical African American people, events and culture. Here is a list of local community events celebrating our rich black history during the month of February.

University of Houston: Whispers from the Colored Section

Cullen Performance Hall

4800 Calhoun

713.743.1000

Urban Souls Dance Company will perform Whispers from the Colored Section – a celebration of Black History told through dance on February 12 at 8 p.m. The work will feature choreography by Harrison Guy, music by Dr. Malcolm Rector and poetry by SEEK the poet. Adult tickets are $20, children and senior tickets are $15.

Houston Public Library: Express Children’s Theater Presents Freedom Train

Central Branch

500 McKinney

832.393.1313

Join the cast of Houston’s oldest and largest child and family performance arts organizations as they perform Freedom Train. The story follows a family as they travel from Texas to Mexico via the Underground Railroad. The free show opens on Saturday, February 12 at 11 a.m. at the downtown branch of the Houston Public Library.

Houston Community College: Annual Black History Gala

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