Black History Month celebrations

Black History Month film screening and exhibitions provide important learning opportunities.

Markham Public Library will be screening two free  films to celebrate Black History Month – a special free screening of the Oscar-nominated film, Harriet, and a National Film Board of Canada animated short by Martine Chartrand. Black Soul follows a young boy as he takes a look back at his heritage.

Harriet is rated PG-13 and may not be suitable for all viewers; viewers discretion is advised. Pre- Registration required on Eventbrite.

Free popcorn, cookies and drinks will be provided. The films will be screened at the Milliken Mills Library on February 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The Black History Celebration and Exhibition takes place at the Markham Civic Centre on February 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Join everyone in celebrating the spirit and achievements of Markham’s own as well as those of the wider Caribbean community.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Canadian Multicultural Inventors Exhibit focusing on the contributions of Caribbean peoples.
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Launch celebration featuring Pat Howell of the Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association, awards presentation, Francis Jeffers of the International Multicultural Inventors Museum, African Dance Ensemble, and more.
The free event wraps up after attendees enjoy some music and food from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 pm.

There is also another Black History Exhibition which will be showcased February 25 at the Milliken Mills Library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gain insight into one facet of Black history with this Canadian Multicultural Inventors Exhibit showcasing the contributions of Caribbean peoples. There is no cost for admission and no registration is needed.

Photo: Oscar-nominated feature film “Harriet” screens February 11 at the Milliken Mills Library.

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