Black History Events This Weekend Houston

There are plenty of exciting events highlighting Black History and African American culture happening this weekend. I fondly recall a story from back-in-the-day when they were holding the photo-op for the groundbreaking for the Astrodome. These dapperly dressed men are celebrating both the dome and the MLB Colt-45's coming to Houston.

Here are the final two of the “The 5 Best Black History Celebrations of 2014” alongwith a few other things you can do this weekend in Houston.

Since 1976 Black History has been celebrated for the entire month of February. It allows more time to focus the world's attention the many contributions of Africans and African Americans to world history.Here's the rundown of some of the upcoming Houston events.

The Other Great Migration: The Movement of African Americans to Houston, 1900-1941
A book signing and discussion of a masterful volume that illuminates the stories and struggles of Blacks in that era. The author craftily weaves together the racial issues and rural lifestyles that spawned the migrations of human capital that catapulted Houston from a Texas town into a fledgling metropolis.
Dr. Bernadette Pruitt, Associate Professor of History, Sam Houston State University. Saturday, February 8, 2014 2 PM The African American Library at the Gregory School

Houston Stars Old Timers Celebrity Game
The New World Professional Basketball League (NWPBL) 2014 Black History Tip-Off Tour There is a new basketball team in town the Houston Stars of the (NWPBL). The leagues first season begins with 24 teams scheduled to play 52 games! You can come out join the fun, meet the players and support the League.
Sunday, February 9 4:30 Fonde Recreation Center Sabine Street in Houston, TX

2014 HCC Black History Scholarship Gala
The annual fundraiser has featured Spike Lee, Julian Bond and Sidney Poitier. In 2014 the scholarship gala brings to H-town the outspoken New Yorker and syndicated talk show host Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton.
Friday, February 21, 2014 6 p.m. HILTON AMERICAS

Special Black History Programs: Houston Events in 2014

Macy's Black History Month Celebration
Macy's salutes ten decades of African American Style with an "in conversation" discussion featuring Constance White, Beverly Johnson and Ledisi hosted by Houston Chronicle Fashion Editor Joy Sewing.
Macy’s Galleria @ Hidalgo on 2/8 at 2pm, on the 2nd floor

Celebrate the 100th Birthday of Late, Great Joe Louis with "A Nation’s Hope"
Author Matt de la Peña’s book for children is a powerful biography of the great boxer. It centers on the historic fight in which Black and White America set aside prejudice for a few hours and came together to root for the soon-to-be heavyweight champion of the world.
February 11, 10:30 AM McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Library Pardee St

World Café: Remembering Mandela with Texas State Representative Helen Giddings
World Café, a public forum co-sponsored by the United Nations Association, highlights Nelson Mandela to raise awareness of in our community of the legacy that he leaves behind.
February 20 6-8 PM Central Library McKinney St

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