Stories with 'black history month' tag

Art Talk: Gregory Pierre-Louis

Gregory Pierre-Louis, emerging mixed media artist and curator of MOCA’s Fresh Threads exhibition, will discuss his work, influences and historical reference of fabric in Black art forms. This event will take place alongside the city of North Miami’s Black History Month Music in the Plaza program from 6:00-11:00 p.m.

/ February 9, 2018

Jazz at MOCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is celebrating Black History Month with two-time Grammy Award nominee Robert “Bobby” Thomas Jr. as part of its monthly Jazz at MOCA series. Widely considered one of the most important percussionists in music history, Thomas’ lightning-fast hands and percussive pyrotechnics earned him the title “Hand Drummer.”

/ February 8, 2018

I Am Not Your Negro – Film Screening

Join MOCA for the film screening of award-winning film I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck. This film, written by renowned writer and activist, James Baldwin, contextualizes the complexity of race in America through the tragic deaths of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers.

/ February 8, 2018

Miami Black History: Florida Memorial University in the civil rights movement

To end Black History Month, we’re taking a look at one of the most important chapters in Florida’s civil rights movement. St. Augustine was the center of civil rights upheaval in Florida, and the steadfast activism of students at Florida Memorial University fueled the state’s struggle toward justice. Today, FMU is South Florida’s only historically black university. Learn how the civil rights movement shaped the school and its students, and eventually caused the storied institution’s relocation to Miami.

/ February 27, 2015

Miami Black History: 1980s to 1990s

Author Mandy Baca gives us a quick look at key events in Miami Black History in the 1980s and 1990s, when riots over police violence toward blacks shook Miami, a new wave of Haitian immigrants carved out their place in the city, and Miami Bass took center stage.

/ February 17, 2015