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 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.