Celebrate Black History Month

Broward County Celebrates Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, Broward County agencies will celebrate the rich history and contributions of African-Americans. The 2018 theme, “African Americans in Times of War” is the focus of programming and celebration throughout Broward County.

Broward County Libraries (BCL)

BCL offers unique, educational and fun events and programs so residents of all ages can commemorate Black History Month. Online resources bring African-American biography and history to your fingertips. Renowned storytellers, special discussions, dance, art, music and more make your library a special place to visit this February​. Broward is home to the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center​ which is not just any library but a state-of-the-art facility for research, life-long learning, community gatherings, cultural events and technology training.

Broward County Parks

Black History Month provides a good starting point for learning about Broward County’s distinctive African-American cultural heritage. Gain a new historical perspective by viewing the public art on display year-round at Reverend Samuel Delevoe Park and Franklin Park in Fort Lauderdale.

Broward County Governmental Center

Stop by the Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale and check-out the Black History Month exhibit that highlights the accomplishments of African-Americans. Items include an Identification Work Pass, pamphlet signed by Nelson Mandela, Buffalo Soldier hat insignia pins, picture of Dr. Von D. Mizell boarding a plane for a March on Washington, and a Florida Civil War currency $5 bill circa 1862.