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  • Celebrating Black History Month in Pasadena





     

    Black History Celebration Planning Committee

    32nd Annual Black History Parade & Festival

    BLACK HISTORY: A LEGACY FOR THE PRESENT AND OUR FUTURE

     
  • January 25   Opening Reception
    Jackie Robinson Community Center • 1020 North Fair Oaks Ave.
    3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    February 1  Pasadena African-American Genealogy Group
    Search out your heritage and recover the past with this dynamic genealogy group
    Lamanda Park Branch Library • 140 S. Altadena Dr.
    2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    February 1  Red, Black & Green Honors Dinner
    Hilton Pasadena • 168 S. Los Robles Ave.
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    February 1 - 28  Historical view of African American families seen through African American literature and the Civil Rights Movement
    Hastings Branch Library • 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
    February 1 - 28  Knowledge is the Key to Successfeaturing memorabilia of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Tau Chapter – Pasadena
    Central Library/Centennial Room & Reading and Reference Wings • 285 E. Walnut St.
    February 8  Liturgical Praise Dance Conference
    New Revelation Missionary Baptist Church • 855 North Orange Grove Blvd.
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    February 8  Speaking Of: Dr. Terrence Roberts
    Dr. Terrence Roberts made history as one of the nine African American students who desegregated . . . .
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    Allendale Branch Library • 1130 S. Marengo Ave.
    2:00 p.m.
    February 9  Black Film Showcase
    Sponsored by Delta Sigma Sorority Pasadena Alumnae Chapter
    Jackie Robinson Community Center • 1020 North Fair Oaks Ave.
    2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    February 11  Where We Are, Where We've Been: Stories from Africa and African Americans
    Storyteller Michael McCarty will take you on a journey of the African American experience . . . .
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    La Pintoresca Branch Library • 1355 N. Raymond Ave.
    10:30 a.m.
    February 13  Where We Are, Where We've Been: Stories from Africa and African Americans
    Storyteller Michael McCarty will take you on a journey of the African American experience . . . .
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    Hastings Branch Library • 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
    4:00 p.m.
    February 13  Struggle and Triumph: An Evening of Storytelling and Song with Yvette Brandy
    Storyteller Yvette Brandy looks at the African American experience from the promises . . . .
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    La Pintoresca Branch Library • 1355 N. Raymond Ave.
    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    February 15  32nd Annual Black History Parade & Festival
    Jackie Robinson Community Center • 1020 North Fair Oaks Ave.
    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    February 21  Senior Night Out
    Pasadena Senior Center • 85 E. Holly St.
    6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    February 22  Matters of the Heart - Fitness Zone
    Jackie Robinson Community Center • 1020 North Fair Oaks Ave.
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    February 22  “Dark Girls”
    Special screening of the documentary, “Dark Girls” (2012), which explores the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture. Film discussion will follow. Moderated by Coming to the Table.
    La Pintoresca Branch Library • 1355 N. Raymond Ave.
    3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    February 23  Praise Dance & Song Jubilee
    Metropolitan Baptist Church • 2283 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Altadena
    3:00 p.m.
    February 27  NOBLE Black History Breakfast
    The Pasadena Police Department, The Pasadena Fire Department and the San Gabriel Valley California Chapter of the National Organization Black Law Enforcement Executives will be hosting their annual Black History Breakfast . . . .
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    Salvation Army • 960 E. Walnut St.
    7:30 - 11:00 a.m.
    February 27  Modern-day Scheherazade Pairs Stories and Paintings in “Music at the Easel”
    Marilyn La Grone-Amaral, the daughter of the late Roy E. La Grone a combat pilot . . . .
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    Central Library/Donald R. Wright Auditorium • 285 E. Walnut St.
    7:00 p.m.