The Crocker is proud to host Sacramento’s largest Black History Month event! The richness of the African American experience comes to life through live performances, art activities, film shorts, mini-talks, and the return of The Black and Beautiful Artisans Marketplace. Participants include Thrive Choir, The BlyueRose Dance Project, Julian Dixon and his Tuba Time Tunnel, storyteller Diane Ferlatte, author Dr. Halifu Osumare, playwright Ginger Rutland, and a special presentation of Deborah Pittman’s Small Shoulders/Big Dreams II.
In addition, there will be a unique opportunity to experience Sacramento Regional Transit’s “Rosa Parks Bus,” and a Nappy Hair Live Exhibition curated by Sacred Crowns Hair Salon.
Immediately following the festival, in collaboration with Cine Soul, the Crocker Art Museum’s all-day Black History Month Festival will end this year with a special classic film presentation. In the Heat of the Night is a multiple academy award-winning film about an African American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs, played by Hollywood icon Sydney Poitier, who is drawn into working a murder case in segregated Mississippi with a conflicted police chief (Rod Steiger). This film is free and seats are on a first come, first served basis.
2019/02/17 - 2019/02/17
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Note: Museum is free and open from 10am-5pm.