Welcome to a journey through Delaware’s rich African American heritage this Black History Month.

Join us on this exploration with this curated list of Black History Month events in February 2024, providing opportunities for reflection, celebration, and learning. This is more than recounting history; it’s a celebration of the ongoing journey towards social justice and community growth in Delaware. Let’s come together to honor the past, celebrate the present, and shape a more inclusive and equitable future.

Events List for Black History Month:

Delaware Trailblazers: New Castle County’s 2024 Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration

  • Date: Saturday, February 3
  • Time: 11am – 2pm
  • Location: Walnut Street YMCA, 1000 N Walnut Street, Wilmington
  • Details: Celebrate the impact of Delaware African trailblazers with performances, history displays, and more. Free admission.
  • Contact: Visit Event Page

By Land and Sea: Delaware’s Underground Railroad

  • Date: Saturday, February 3
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Location: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, 1124 E. 7th St, Wilmington
  • Details: A special performance by actor-historian Dr. Daisy Century. Explore Wilmington’s maritime Underground Railroad history with an afternoon for all ages. Crafts. Activities, and prizes for children. 
  • Contact: Visit Event Page

Free Black History Month Tour: The Biggs Five

  • Date: Sunday, February 4
  • Time: 2:00pm – 2:30pm
  • Location: Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St, Dover 
  • Details: Discover the vibrant world of art with our Sunday Showcase- a Free Tour of “The Biggs Five” hosted by the Dover (DE) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. 
  • Contact: Event Info

Black History Month Celebration: Creating a Community, Leaving a Legacy

  • Date: Saturday, February 10
  • Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Location: Rt. 9 Library & Innovation Center, New Castle
  • Details: Free admission, Family Friendly & Live Performances 
  • Contact: Visit Event Page

Still I Rise: Misty Copeland

  • Date: Tuesday, February 13
  • Time: 6:00pm- 7:00pm
  • Location: Wilmington Public Library, 10 E 10th St, Wilmington
  • Details: Black History Month Speaker Series w/ Misty Copeland. Copeland made history as the first African American Female Principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. 
  • Contact: Visit Event Page

Black History Month Concert! Florence Price: Snapshots of My Soul

  • Date: Sunday, February 18
  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Location: Newark United Methodist Church, East Main Street, Newark
  • Details: A free concert celebrating the work of Florence Price, an iconic African American composer.
  • Contact: Eventbrite Page

Family Collaborative Partnership Presentation of “Black Boys”

  • Date: Tuesday, February 20
  • Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: The Wilmington Library, 10 E 10th Street Wilmington
  • Details: The film “Black Boys” illuminates the spectrum of black male humanity in America. Free to attend, but you must register.
  • Contact: Visit Event Page

Dave Wooley presents his film “Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over”

  • Date: Wednesday, February 21
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Location: Wilmington University Auditorium, 320 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle
  • Details: Set against a music world profoundly divided between black and white, DON’T MAKE ME OVER tells the dramatic story of Dionne Warwick’s meteoric rise from New Jersey gospel choirs to international cross-over superstardom.
    Q&A with Dave Wooley to follow the screening. Free, but register to attend.
  • Contact: Visit Event Page

Black History Month Spelling Bee

  • Date: Thursday, February 22
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Location: Wm. Hicks Anderson Community Center, 501 N. Madison St, Wilmington
  • Details: Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders will compete for cash prizes with the theme of “Professional Sports.”
  • Contact: Visit Event Page

Virtual Black History Month Bingo Jeopardy

  • Date: Friday, February 23
  • Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Details: Enjoy the rich Black History in Delaware, learn and test your knowledge in a fun-filled atmosphere.
  • Contact: Visit Event Page

Delaware Engineers Week Celebration 2024

  • Date: Thursday, February 22
  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Location: Riverfront Events, Wilmington
  • Details: A celebration recognizing the contributions of African American engineers in Delaware.
  • Contact: Eventbrite Page

The Black Male Initiative Conference – DSU

  • Date: Thursday, February 22
  • Time: 8:00am – 7:00pm
  • Location: MLK Parlors & Glass Lounge at Delaware State University, Dover
  • Details: Empowering Excellence: Elevating Back Male Leadership in the 21st Century
  • Contact: More Details

    Black History Month Celebration

    • Date: Saturday, February 24
    • Time: 10:00am
    • Location: Rt. 9 Library & Innovation Center, New Castle
    • Details: Henrietta Johnson Health and Resource Fair
    • Contact: Ella Edwards for more information: 302.655.6187 ext. 241

    A Choral Tapestry: Celebrating Black History Month

    • Date: Saturday, February 24
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Location: Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach
    • Details: Enjoy a diverse group of artists and performances in celebration of African American music.
    • Contact: Purchase Tickets

    “The Dover Eight” a Syl Woolford Presentation

    • Date: Tuesday, February 27
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Location: 35 E. Loockerman Street, Dover 
    • Details: Learn the story of “The Dover Eight,” eight slaves who not only escaped slavery but also the Dover jail they were led to. 
    • Contact: More Details

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