The City of Trenton is hosting a series of events throughout the month of February celebrating the lives of Black Trentonians and other pioneers through exhibits, lectures, dance performances and more.

Below is a list of this month’s events:

  • City Hall visitors can see a Black History Month Display in the Atrium showcasing African American historic landmarks and inventions, as well as several of Trenton’s unsung heroes. This display will stay up until Feb. 28.
  • A Visual Tour Through History | Friday, Feb. 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    A visual tour presented by Ms. Beverly Keese-Kelly in the City Hall Atrium will explore common everyday objects such as the doorknob and doorstop that were invented by African Americans. Residents can learn the names and faces behind some of the simple items taken for granted on a daily basis.
  • Storytelling Events in collaboration with the Trenton Public Library are happening at 120 Academy St, Trenton, N.J. 08608. Yesterday, visitors met Trenton African American author Brittany Johnson, who wrote the children’s book “I Am, I Can, I Will.” Other Trenton African American authors will be at the library on February 8th: 
    • February 8 at 4:00 p.m. – Dr. Adela M. Ames-Lopez, author of “It Hurts (From A Child’s Perspective)”
    • February 8 at 5:00 p.m. – Teska Frisby, author of “Different, Just Like You”
  • Africa and the Diaspora | Friday, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Presented by Ms. Virginia Farquharson in the City Hall Atrium, the exhibit will feature a discussion on the journey from Africa to America and include a look at African culture, music and art.
  • Black History: A CelebrationFriday, Feb. 18, at 5:00 p.m.
    Presented by the Egun Omode Performing Arts Collective at the West Ward Recreation Center on 451 Prospect Street, Trenton, N.J. 08618, this event will celebrate and honor Trenton’s African American heritage through dance, drums music, magic, historical interpretation and more.

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