Celebrate Black History Month with the Los Angeles Urban League. We have a list of events, exhibitions, and resources celebrating film, art, music, and more.

As we celebrate African Americans in American History, we celebrate our heritage and achievements of our past, present, and future. When it comes to culture, we’ve got you covered.

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This Light of Ours – Skirball Cultural Center (Through February 25, 2024) Now on view at the Skirball Cultural Center through February 25, This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement exhibits more than 150 images taken by nine Civil Rights Movement photographers of various ethnic, racial, religious, and geographic backgrounds who documented not only highly visible events but also day-to-day organizing across the South. 

Pan African Film Fest (February 6-19, 2024). The 32nd Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) offers in-person screenings and events showcasing the African Diaspora from February 6th to 19th. This year’s line-up features 175+ feature length & short films that will excite, enlighten & inspire.

Choirs at Colburn Celebrate Black History Month with the Adrian Dunn Singers (February 17, 2024) Adrian Dunn, Colburn’s Director of Choral Programs, leads a joyous musical celebration of Black History Month featuring acapella spirituals and original compositions for chorus. The concert program includes works from Dunn’s new Emancipation Dexlue album, which explores Black life in America through genres created by Black Americans.

Echoes of Africa & Oscar Sundays – Academy Museum (February 2024) Echoes of Africa sweeps audiences into Africa’s diverse histories at pivotal junctures by weaving together a tapestry of African experiences, triumphs, dreams and realities. Taking place every Sunday evening in the David Geffen Theater, Oscar Sundays is an ongoing series that celebrates films that have been recognized at the Academy Awards.

Black History Month Festival (February 18) at 11am – 6pm Open Arms Food Pantry and Resource Center is proud to announce our 8th Annual Black History Month Festival at Pan Pacific Park.

42nd Annual Black History Parade & Festival Mark your calendar for February 17th from 10am to 4pm for Southern California’s largest and longest-running Black history parade! The festival features live bands, dance performances, community booths, food for purchase, and tons of fun!

Sundays at the African American Firefighter Museum (February 2024). Take a 40-minute guided tour filled with stories and little-known details about the African American firefighter legacy in Los Angeles. Every Sunday the whole family is invited to enjoy an afternoon at the African American Firefighter Museum, with special surprises for future firefighters!