Make Sure You Catch The SF Public Library’s Incredible Celebration Of Black History Month

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

Make Sure You Catch The SF Public Library’s Incredible Celebration Of Black History Month

Enjoy a spectacular lineup of Black musicians, artists, authors, storytellers, and much more.

Any true SF native knows the importance of Black history to our city and beyond. Each year, the San Francisco Public Library puts on More Than A Month, a celebration of Black history spotlighting Black creators. They encourage dialogue, reflection and interdisciplinary education both during the month of February and throughout the rest of the year. 

Like many places in the Bay Area, the library cannot put on its usual exhibitions and in-person events this year. But lucky for us, they’ve assimilated a stellar lineup of talented Black creators who will be hosting virtual events throughout the month of February.

These events are intended for a range of audiences from children to adults, and include storytelling, musical performances, debates, book clubs, and much more.

Notable events include:

1. Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Wednesday, February 3rd, 7-8pm

A docent from the de Young Museum will present significant Black art from 1963-1983, part of the Soul of a Nation exhibition from the Tate Modern museum in London. Learn about how Black artists responded to the social and cultural conditions of these two decades. 

2. Classic Steelpan Music

Thursday, February 4th, 2-2:45pm

Musician Fauna Solomon presents a lively performance of classic steelpan music, which originated in Trinidad and Tobago. Learn about the history of this unique instrument from the comfort of your home. For families.


3. Mail Art with the Museum of the African Diaspora

Friday, February 19th, 2-3pm

Ethiopian artist Sedey Gebreyes teaches the art of collage, image transferring, and more to create your own personalized mail art. Collect your materials and tune in for a fun and messy time! For all ages.

4. Artist Spotlight with Rodney Ewing

Thursday, February 25th, 7-8pm

Rodney Ewing is the SF Public Library’s featured artist this year. He intersects body, place and memory through drawings, installations and mixed media. Learn about his process, exhibitions, and work during the pandemic.


For a full calendar of events, visit More Than a Month on the SF Public Library website.

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