Celebrate Black History Month in NJ Heartland
Black History Month started in 1926 to celebrate the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout our country’s history. In honor of Black History Month, New Jersey’s Heartland is commemorating incredible achievements in black history and culture within our region. You can join in by attending any of the following events:
661 Jackson Road, Newtonville
Tuesday – Friday | 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday by Appointment
Visit The African American Heritage Museum of South Jersey at The MLK Center in Newtonville. The MLK Center is home to a unique permanent collection of African American history. You’ll also find incredible pieces of work by local artists.
Rowan College at Gloucester County/Dr. Ross Beitzel Art Gallery
1400 Tanyard Road, Deptford
January 31-March 4
Friday, 8 AM to 9 PM | Saturday, 8 AM to 2 PM
Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) will celebrate Black History Month by hosting an art exhibit featuring eight illustrious artists. The artists will display their distinctive works of quilts, paintings, photography, and mixed media.
Cumberland County Library
800 E Commerce St., Bridgeton
Cumberland County Library will host “Meet the Author Day” in celebration of Black History Month.
Saturday, February 20, 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Kathleen D. Lindsey, the author of “Sweet Potato Pie,” “Run Farety Run,” and “Miss Matty’s Aprons,” will share her stories in an interactive show of story-telling, songs and history.
Saturday, February 20, 1 PM to 2 PM
Naomi Jones, spokesperson for “Cubs Rising: Pursue It and Do It!” by S. Denise Newton, will be reading an excerpt from the story at the Library.
The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University
220 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City
February 3 to March 27
Wednesday – Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM | Sunday, 11 AM to 5 PM
The Noyes Arts Garage will host The Links Inc. 47th Annual Black History Month Art Exhibit. This year’s featured artist is renowned fine artist/illustrator E.B. Lewis. The official opening of the exhibition, Imagine, will be held on February 12 from 6 PM to 8 PM, featuring live music, refreshments, and wine tasting. Free to the public.
A little fact you may not have known: Salem’s John S. Rock was the first African American admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court.
If we missed any celebrations of Black History in New Jersey’s Heartland, please contact us to let us know.