Travel - Black History

Macon has countless stories to share. It's in our food, culture and especially in our history. As we enter February, Macon has plenty of events and activities to celebrate African-American history. Tomorrow's First Friday will have fun and insightful activities for anyone interested in learning more about Macon's African-American history. Free trolley tours (which will pick up and drop off at the Douglass Theatre) will run from 5-7pm on a 20-minute loop of Downtown Macon. The tour will highlight the prominent places and people significant to contributing to Macon's African-American legacy.

The tour will stop at the Ruth Hartley Mosley Women's Center for a reception, music and exhibit by the Historic Macon Foundation. Following the Tour, The Douglass Theatre will kick off its Black Film series by screening "Get on Up", a biographical film about singer James Brown.
Other Black History Month Events:

At the Douglass Theatre
• February 7 at 7pm - 5th Annual Heritage Festival. Free admission. A choral celebration of African American Composers featuring the talented choral programs from Bibb County schools.
• February 8 at 3pm - Sing Brother! Sing Sister! Free admission. Annual recital of Negro spirituals.
• Film Series - Films featuring African-American stories throughout February

At the Tubman Museum
• February 7-22 - Living History Tours. Special tours throughout February where guests will be led on a guided tour of the museum while meeting actors portraying historical figures of the past and present.

At Middle Georgia State College
• "Student Life Celebrates Black History Series" with events happening throughout the month on each campus.

Robert McDuffie Center for Strings presents "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
• February 21 at Beulahland Bible Church. Free admission. Doors open at 6:30. "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" will feature actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith, accompanied by Robert McDuffie, reading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s April 1963 letter. Smith will also portray other important figures from the Civil Rights movement.


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