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Black History Month Activities At Home and In Town

February is cruising along, but there’s still plenty of Black History Month left to enjoy.

Check out this list of free activities, for example. Most of the events are online so you can stay nice and cozy at home, and there’s even one outside, too 🙂

Black History Month with WTTW

WTTW’s Black History Month programming is available everyday for the rest of the month. Learn about Creole cuisine, architect to the stars Paul R. Williams, musician Nat King Cole and so much more.

Chicago Children’s Choir Virtual Concert

The Chicago Children’s Choir will perform its ‘Black History Month Virtual Concert: Preserving and Persevering’ on Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m. (pre-show begins at 6:45 p.m.).

Head over to the Chicago Children’s Choir Facebook page or YouTube channel to check it out.

Black History Month Knowledge Bowl

Chicago Park District staff at Amundsen Park in the Galewood neighborhood will host a virtual trivia contest on Friday, February 26 from 4-4:30 p.m. The contest is for students ages 13-to-17-years old, and the winner will receive a prize.

Reserve your spot online today, and act fast! Spaces are limited.

Underground Railroad Walk

Did you know the Underground Railroad has a rich history in Chicagoland? Come out for the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s self-guided Underground Railroad walk to learn more.

The event will take place at the Sand Ridge Nature Center in South Holland from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 27. Call 708-868-0606 or email for more information.

Junior Science and Arts Cafes with Black Professionals

The Museum of Science and Industry always has lots of fun stuff going on. For Black History Month, they’ll be hosting 30-minute virtual sessions where Black artists and STEM professionals will discuss their work and lead students through hands-on activities.

The sessions are intended for fourth- through eighth-graders, and can be an awesome opportunity to learn more about pursuing a career in STEM of the arts.

Space are limited. Learn more about how to sign up on the Museum of Science and Industry website.