MID-SOUTH – The Mid-South is well-known for its rich history, culture, and natural beauty.
The country celebrates Black History Month and FOX13 has created a list with events taking place in the Mid-South.
Creative Aging Memphis
Creative Aging will host a Black film series featuring Steve Ross, University of Memphis film professor emeritus.
Participants will be able to watch “At The River I Stand,” which portrays the strike of Memphis sanitation workers and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Creative Aging, a non-profit organization that exposes seniors in the Mid-South to visual, musical and theatrical arts is called Creative Aging.
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The event will take place at Malco Studio on Square on February 2, from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m.
The event is free, but there are limited seats available. Call 901-272-3434 to reserve a space or visit www.blackhistorymonthfilmseries for more information.
National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum will host the virtual book talk.
Guests will be discussing “Race Against Time” (2020), which is a story about what happened to four of the most notorious killings of civil rights activists during the days of the civil right movement: Medgar Evers’ firebombing Vernon Dahmer’s house, Medgar Evers’ murder, and the 16th Street Church Bombing in Birmingham. Also, the Mississippi Burning case.
The event will take place on February 3rd from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Contact Ryan Jones at 901-521-9999.
Black History Month at Stax Museum
A free event will be held at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music to present “Soul of America: An Evolution of Black American Music”.
The event will take place at the Stax Museum from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. on February 3.
Register to receive free streaming of 2 films from Stax on February 15.
“Soul of America”: A Evolution of Black American Music, and “Magnetic South”: All Signs Point To Soulsville USA
Tone Memphis will have a showcase for exhibits.
Kevin Brisco Jr. will be presenting “You Can Dance Underwater but Not Get Wet” which explores dance as a way to escape, retreat, rebel, and perform.
Rahn Marion is a painter and sculptor as well as an installation designer. He will present “Ecce Homo” , in which he reimagines mythologies and ancient stories through the B-lack figure. This is a combination of folklore and medieval composition.
This event will be free and open to all on February 5th from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Lamar Avenue.
“The Mountaintop” will be performed by Memphian and Katori Hall. This is after the memorable speech of Martin Luther King, Jr., which was delivered at the Mountaintop.
From now until February 13, visitors can view the play at a cost of $25 to $35.
Benjamin L. Hooks library
Black Children’s Books and Authors will host the fifth annual “Our Stories Matter”, African American read-in.
Erica Martin will read from “And We Rise” and visitors can listen to Martin’s poems.
It is free and will take place on February 19, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
For more information, visit the website of the library.