Black History Month Events
Laugh and Learn. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Learn about African American influences on poetry, performers and Jazz with the Imaginators. Mon. and Sat. 10:30 a.m. Sun. 11 a.m. Through Feb. 15. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., Atlanta. 404-659-5437. Ages 1 and older, $12.75; younger than one, free.
Family Read-In. Ocee Library Branch. A black history month celebration for families includes storytelling, poetry, authors, refreshments and more. Feb. 1. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 5090 Abbotts Bridge Rd., Johns Creek. 770-360-8897. All ages, free.
Soul Train. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. The Imaginators celebrate black history with song and dance to music from the past to present. Sun. 2 p.m. Through Feb. 15. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., Atlanta. 404-659-5437. Ages 1 and older, $12.75; younger than one, free.
Underground Railroad Paper Quilts. Roswell Branch Library. Learn the basics of quilt making with paper and create blocks to form an Underground Railroad signal quilt to be displayed. Feb. 1, 8, and 15. 3:30 p.m. 115 Norcross St., Roswell. 770-640-3075. Reservations required. Ages 8-12, free.
African American History Family Bingo Night. West Cobb Regional Library. Learn about famous African Americans while playing themed bingo. Snacks are provided. Feb. 3. 6 p.m. 1750 Dennis Kemp Ln., Kennesaw. 770-528-4699. All ages, free.
Sitting Down to Take a Stand. Washington Park Branch Library. Create a civil rights leader out of paper. Feb. 5. 3:30 p.m. 1116 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Atlanta. 404-752-8760. Reservations required. Ages 7-12, free.
Say who? Did what? South Fulton Branch Library. A scavenger hunt to find noted African Americans and their accomplishments. Feb. 7 and 21. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 4055 Flat Shoals Rd., Union City. 770-306-3092. Ages 7-16, free.
Struggles and Strides: The Early Fight for Civil Rights. Atlanta History Center. Historical program for families about the Great Migration to the Civil Rights Movement and a performances of the play Walking Through the Valley: A Journey Towards Freedom. Feb. 8. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 130 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta. 404-814-4000. Adults, $16.50; ages 4-12, $11; ages 3 and younger, free.
African American History Month Celebration. Switzer Library Branch. Celebration includes Ravan Durr, the South Cobb High School Platinum Steppers, and the A.L. Buruss Unity Drummers. Feb. 8. 2-4 p.m. 266 Roswell St., Marietta. 770-528-2320. All ages, free.
Rock On. Roswell Cultural Arts Center. A festival of black history and culture includes singers, dancers, story tellers, vendors and more. Feb. 9. 3 p.m. 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770-993-4245. Adults, $15; ages 12 and younger, $5.
Black History Month Parade. Downtown Atlanta. The parade celebrating black history month starts at the Martin Luther King Jr. historic district and ends at Underground Atlanta. Feb. 22. noon-3 p.m. 404-478-7820. Free.
Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia. Roswell Visitor’s Center. Costumed storytellers portray African Americans throughout history. Feb. 23. 3 p.m. 617 Atlanta St., Roswell. 770-641-3727. $5 at the door.
Let it Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement. Teaching Museum North. Bright Star Touring Theatre presents a play about Civil Rights Movement including the Freedom Riders and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Feb. 25. 7 p.m. 793 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. 770-552-6339. Reservations requested. Ages 9 to adult, free.
Tween Tuesday: Follow the North Star. South Cobb Regional Library. Find clues in quilts to find stops on the Underground Railroad. Feb. 25. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 805 Clay Rd., Mableton. 678-398-5828. Ages 10-13, free.