Celebrate Black History Month at CMoR

Beginning this weekend, the Children’s Museum of Richmond Central location will offer a series of special performances to honor Black History Month.

Photo by: bionicteaching

February is Black History Month, and the folks at the Children’s Museum of Richmond have pulled together a series of special performances throughout the month to honor the African American story.

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Elijah Coles-Brown

Saturday, February 6th • 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Mr. Coles-Brown is a middle schooler on a mission to educate, encourage, and inspire others. Coles-Brown will give two performances while visiting CMoR: first at 11:00 AM as Frederick Douglass and then at 1:00 PM to recite Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

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Elegba Folklore Society

Saturday, February 20th • 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Elegba Folklore Society “offers the best in African Diasporic cultural experiences, promoting an understanding of the present by valuing the past.” Join them as they share two special performances of traditional African America and African dance!

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Ezibu Muntu African Dance and Cultural Foundation

Saturday, February 27th • 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Ezibu Muntu is a professional organization of dancers, drummers, and entertainers dedicated to to fostering an positive understanding of African culture, values, and traditions. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to take part in interactive, educational dance event.

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George Washington Carver & Friends

Saturday, February 27th • 4:00 – 5:00 PM

This production by Big Star Theatre offers a fast-paced, hilarious, and empowering introduction to some of the most influential people throughout history, including Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, C.J. Walker, Booker T. Washington, and (of course) George Washington Carver.

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All performances will take place at CMoR’s Central location (2626 W. Broad Street) are are included with museum admission: $9 for adults and children over 1; $8 for seniors; free for members and children under 1.

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Valerie Catrow

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