Menu 

Black History Month Culminates All Around Indianapolis this Month

The African-American heritage has had a profound influence on the diverse Indiana and Indianapolis society. All around the Circle City during the month of February, Hoosiers are celebrating the exuberant African-American community with Black History Month, in acknowledgment of the depth of its contribution to their rich culture and the strength of the grand city of Indianapolis in general.

Black History Month culminates during the next ten days, with some of the best offerings still to come. We’ve gathered up a list of remaining 2010 Black History Month activities for your consideration. If you’re in Indy, do make sure you, too, participate in at least one of the offerings provided by this extraordinary month-long Indianapolis event.

Culminating Black History Month Events

6th Annual Citywide Black History Month Service Awards Celebration and Awards Ceremony – A biggie, and the public is invited.
February 21, 2010
Universal Church of Truth
1927 E 32nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46218-2049
317.923.3400
Africa Project - An exploration of the deep African origins of the banjo, performed by Béla Fleck, world-famous banjo virtuoso.
8 pm, February 19, 2010
$30, $35 and $40
Clowes Memorial Hall in Butler University
4602 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317.940.6444
African-American Woman Quilters: A Hidden Gem – In this free exhibit, you will find unique quilts hand made by five African-American women.
Now through April 13, 2010
Indianapolis Art Center in Broad Ripple Village
820 East 67th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220
317.255.2464
Annual Black History Luncheon – A scholarship fundraiser at the Indianapolis Training Center.
February 20, 2010
2820 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN
317.894.2124 or 317.457.8540
Art & Soul – Held at the beautiful Indianapolis Artsgarden, enjoy poetry by Tasha Jones at 2pm and The Greensboro Four, a play by Nicole Kearney regarding civil rights.
February 21, 2010
The Indianapolis Artsgarden
110 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.624.2563
317.631.3301
Art & Soul – Freetown Village presents 19th century spirituals and African-American folk songs at the Artsgarden.
12:15 pm, February 23, 2010
The Indianapolis Artsgarden
110 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.624.2563
317.631.3301
Art & Soul – LaShawnda Crowe-Storm teaches about the connection between community memory and healing at the Artsgarden.
12:15 pm, February 25, 2010
The Indianapolis Artsgarden
110 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.624.2563
317.631.3301
Art & Soul - Alpha Live expounds upon the hip-hop culture in an energetic, progressive lecture at the Artsgarden.
12:15 pm, February 26, 2010
The Indianapolis Artsgarden
110 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.624.2563
317.631.3301
Art & Soul – Asante Children’s Theatre – A celebration in dance, song and the spoken word at the Artsgarden.
2 pm, February 28, 2010
The Indianapolis Artsgarden
110 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.624.2563
317.631.3301
Art & Soul – Blair Karsch and Friends offers a guided open mic experience with gifted teenagers at the Artsgarden.
3 pm, February 28, 2010
The Indianapolis Artsgarden
110 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.624.2563
317.631.3301
Black Pearls – A free, across-the-board display of all styles of fine art showcasing some of the best African and African-American Indianapolis artists.
Now throughtMarch 7, 2010
Garfield Park Arts Center
2450 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
317.327.7184
Indiana Black History Challenge – Test your knowledge of Indianapolis history as it regards famous African-American Hoosiers and their influences on the community and throughout the Midwest. Win some very cool prizes!
Game cards at either the Indianapolis Marion County Public Libraries or the Indiana History Center.
Now through February 27, 2010
Meet the Artists XXII Exhibit – Well-known and well-respected African-American artists are featured in this important exhibition at the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library.
Now through February 28
Indianapolis Central Library
40 E Saint Clair St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.275.4100
Follow the Drinking Gourd – Experience a slave’s flight to freedom at the Planetarium in the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Entrance is free with your museum ticket.
Now through February 28, 2010
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3000 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN
317.334.3322
The Power of Children: Making a Difference – Another Children’s Museum special event, this one features three children who overcame trials and set an example for all people everywhere.
Now through February 28, 2010
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3000 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN
317.334.3322
Sheroes in Arms – A Salute to Our Black Women on Active Duty and Venterans Dinner. Free to all female veterans and those of active duty, $5 for others.
3 pm, February 28, 2010
American Legion Post 249
2423 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St
Indianapolis, IN
317.925.1976
Singsation 2010 – A free, inspiring program featuring community and church choirs, liturgical dancers, praise teams and more. This is a popular annual event in Indianapolis.
6 pm, February 22, 2010
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church
1003 W 16th St
Indianapolis, IN
317.331.8954
Story Avenue – Stories from the captivating African-American oral traditions and a wonderful “neighborhood street” exhibit. Remarkable.
Now through February 28, 2010
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3000 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN
317.334.3322

Indianapolis fairs and festivals