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“Upcoming Events in Glencoe for Black History Month: Reception on Feb. 25 and Other Local Programs to Enjoy”

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“Upcoming Events in Glencoe for Black History Month: Reception on Feb. 25 and Other Local Programs to Enjoy”

Local organizations are offering a wide range of events and resources to mark Black History Month and it just isn’t too late to become involved.

The Glencoe Historical Society is celebrating Black History Month and honoring the a hundred and fortieth anniversary of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church — an area institution founded by Homer Wilson, Glencoe’s first Black homeowner — with a reception from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, on the historical museum, 375 Park Ave. The event may even showcase the museum’s standing Black Heritage Exhibit, which debuted in 2022. Tickets, which profit the museum, might be purchased online.

Submissions for the Village of Wilmette’s annual Black History Month art contest (poster, essay/poetry, and multimedia/music) contest are due Thursday, Feb. 15.

Baha’i House of Worship, 100 Linden Ave. in Wilmette, is hosting a series of events to have fun the month. Helen Butler will lead a conversation concerning the lifetime of Robert Turner, the primary African-American Baha’i, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, and organization’s monthly Art On A Cart gathering, set for five:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, will honor Black history.

The Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road, has curated a set of resources on the Black American experience. The exhibits include information on Civil Rights on the North Shore and other topics. The museum is open from 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays.

The Wilmette Public Library also has a busy calendar of Black History Month programs for youngsters, teens and adults. The library also announced the screening of “Trial within the Delta — The Murder of Emmett Till” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Wayfarer Theatre, 1800 2nd St. in Highland Park. This film was adapted from the once missing trial transcripts. The special presentation will conclude with an audience conversation.

The Winnetka Public Library is telling the story of legendary musician Bob Marley from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. Registration is open for this virtual event that may use performance and interview clips to trace the arc of Marley’s profession.

Over on the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., guests can find displays featuring chosen books, music, movies and more to honor and have fun the history and contributions of Black Americans. The library is aligning with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s theme, “African Americans and the Arts.”

Moreover, the library’s online resources, particularly kanopyhoopla and National Geographic KIDS! have curated music, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics and more for Black History Month.

The Art Center Highland Park welcomes all to The Roots of Black Dance in America from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, a family-friendly event in partnership with Urban Gateways. The event will explore the evolution of Black dance in America from traditional African to concert jazz dance. “Through the course of the show, audiences will discover how movement and expression can create community,” the event listing says.

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