The City will be hosting and co-hosting numerous events throughout February 2022 to commemorate Black History Month.

Events will include presentations, a book club discussion, movie screening, dance workshop, trivia, and more. All commemorations are designed to celebrate the impact Black Americans have had on our country and educate participants on the barriers Black Americans have faced and still face today.

Below is a list of each event. For details, including how to register, visit

  • Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop with Modei Akyea
  • Black History calendar creation studio
  • Black History Month trivia night
  • Book club discussion of Jason Mott's "Hell of a Book"
  • Superheroes of Science for Pre-K through 2nd Grade
  • Black History storytime 
  • Presentation on the Tuskegee Airmen
  • Screening of "My Name Is Pauli Murray" documentary
  • Presentation on "The Only One" by the African American Museum of Iowa

Learn about Black History all year! The Office of Equity and Human Rights has 2022 Black History calendars available from 8 a.m. to noon, and then 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at City Hall, 410 E. Washington Street on the third floor. The calendars are available at no charge while supplies last. Calendars can be mailed out upon request.

Colorful Black History calendars are shown.


Date of publication

Friday, January 28, 2022