Celebrate Black History Month this February
The City of Lake Oswego presents this webpage to celebrate Black voices and Black History month. Below you will find information regarding the federally recognized holiday, community events and other resources!
- Visit the Federal Black History Month website for exhibits and art collections, video/audio resources, educational material, events and more!
- Learn more about the origins of Black History Month here, Black History Month 2024
Lake Oswego Events:
- The ever-popular A Bookish Affair book group will be meeting on Zoom, Sunday February 11 at 11am to discuss "Before I Let Go" by Kennedy Ryan *Registration Required*
- HYBRID MLK Day Celebration
Events in the Metro Area:
- Oregon's Civil Rights Years
- All Power to the People
- Geeta Lewis: At the Intersection
- Black Artists of Oregon
- Memphis with Yawa Performance
- The Evolve Experience
- 10th Annual Fat Tuesday Celebration with Les Blank
- Africa Fashion
- Black Women in Music Skate Night
- Courtney Thorrson in Conversation with Mat Johnson
- Kelly Lytle Hernandez: 2024 Hatfield Lecture
- Biamp Portland Jazz Festival
- NW Black Comedy Festival
- Cascade Festival of African Films
- Trail Blazers:Celebration of Black History
- Remembering Rosa Parks - A Community Celebration
- Rose City Blues
- Obsidian Dreams: Variety Show and Dance Party
African Americans and the Arts
The Official theme of 2024 Black History Month is African Americans and the Arts.
For more information on this year’s Black History theme of African Americans and the Arts please visit, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Here you will find more information about this year's Black History Month's theme.
Black History Month Virtual Festival
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History will be hosting a month long virtual festival celebrating Black History. The festival includes author talks, panel discussions and film screenings please visit, Black History Month Virtual Festival for a schedule of events.
Support Black-Owned Businesses and Organizations!
Make a pledge this Black History Month to support locally owned Black businesses and organizations! Mercatus or The Black American Chamber of Commerce for directories of Black Owned Businesses in the Portland Metro area.
- Urban League of Portland
- Unite Oregon
- Coalition of Communities of Color
- IMAGINE BLACK
- Self Enhancement Inc.