Black History Month events

January 25, 2023

In celebration of Black History Month, the City of Minneapolis is offering free, public events under the theme Black Resistance Minnesota Resilience.

Upcoming Black History Month events

  • Moving to Minnesota: The Migration and Immigration Experience
    For Black Americans, the Great Migration was one of the largest movements of people in U.S. history. Approximately six million Black people moved from the American South to northern, midwestern and western states from roughly the 1910s to 1970s.
    Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2
    City of Minneapolis Public Service Building, 505 Fourth Ave. S., Conference Room 100
    This is a hybrid event. To watch online, check out the City's YouTube channel.
  • Embracing and Empowering our Youth
    Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9
    City of Minneapolis Public Service Building, 505 Fourth Ave. S., Conference Room 100
    This is a hybrid event. To watch online, check out the City's YouTube channel.
  • 2023 History Makers at Home award ceremony
    The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights is honoring several Black community leaders as part of the History Makers at Home program – a profile series featuring inspirational leaders in a wide range of fields.
    11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. programming, 12:30-1:30 p.m. refreshments and networking
    Thursday, Feb. 16
    Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway Ave.
    This is a hybrid event. To watch online, check out the City's YouTube channel.
  • Rock Your Crown Past Present and Creative
    Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23
    City of Minneapolis Public Service Building, 505 Fourth Ave. S., Conference Room 100
    This is a hybrid event. To watch online, check out the City's YouTube channel.

Online meditation, mindfulness and movement events

Everyone is invited to join these free sessions with wellness experts at this Zoom link.

  • Mindfulness meditation 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.
  • Zumba experience 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8.
  • Mindfulness meditation 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.
  • Mindfulness meditation 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.
  • Mindfulness meditation 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The mayor and City Council passed a resolution honoring Black History Month. The resolution states that “The Mayor and City Council do hereby commemorate the achievements of Black Americans as history makers and legacy trailblazers and their role in the development of the region and the nation since its inception, and we join in recognizing the annual celebration of Black History Month and the anniversary of the Minneapolis Black Employee Network.” You can watch the City Council presentation of the resolution.

The events for Black History Month are presented in partnership with the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County through the efforts of these employee resource groups: City of Minneapolis Black Employee Network, Hennepin County People of Color Employee Resource Group and Hennepin County African American Employee Resource Group. History Makers at Home is presented by the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights.

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