Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month! The Waukegan Park District will celebrate Black History Month with several virtual and in-person programs and events throughout the month of February. The programming will honor African Americans and their contributions.

2021 Programs

The Jack Benny Center for Arts’ Facebook page will be featuring African-American composers, performers, and artists throughout February.
Date: February
Time: Dusk
Location: Virtual
Fee: Free
Registration: Registration is not required.
Contact: dcarl@waukeganparks.org

SRSNLC-Waukegan is celebrating Black History month virtually on Facebook and in Live Virtual programs on GoToMeeting. Join our Overbooked Book Club to learn more about the Underground Railroad and join us for our mystery guest on the Virtual Visitor to meet a local community member who is making history!
Date: February
Time: Varies
Location: Virtual via GoToMeeting
Fee: Varies
Registration: Registration is required. Click here.
Contact: krobinson@waukeganparks.org

Candied Sweet Potatoes: Click Here
Date: Available on Monday, February 1
Time: N/A
Location: Virtual on Facebook and YouTube
Fee: Free
Registration: Registration is not required.
Contact: jmartinez@waukeganparks.org

Celebrate Black History Month in a virtual gathering to learn about different Black poets. Read your favorite poem from Black poets or read one of your own creations!
Date: Friday, February 5
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Location: Virtual
Fee: Free
Registration: Click Here (Register by Friday, January 29)
Contact: mcontreras@waukeganparks.org

Join us for a brief overview learning how African American music has influenced music through the years and hear examples.
Date: Saturday, February 6
Time: 10am to 11am
Location: Virtual
Fee: Free
Registration: Click Here
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Create your own banner craft at home! Be guided virtually, while also learning about significant Black History.
Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Location: Virtual
Fee: Free
Registration: Click Here (Register by Monday, February 8)
Contact: jmartinez@waukeganparks.org

Make your own unique card with historical figures!
Date: Saturday, February 20
Time: 12pm to 1pm
Location: Virtual
Fee: Free
Registration: Click Here
Contact: mcontreras@waukeganparks.org

􏰕􏰝􏰔Come learn how to make traditional soul food to celebrate Black History Month. Volunteer Cook and Executive Director and Founder of the African American Museum at England Manor, Sylvia England, will be leading a cooking demonstration on how to make shrimp and grits. Tasty!
Date: Saturday, February 20
Time: 10am to 12pm
Location: Jane Addams Center in Bowen Park
Fee: $5 per Resident / $7 per Non-Resident
Registration: Click Here (Register by Wednesday, February 17)
Contact: jmartinez@waukeganparks.org