We are celebrating Black History Month all through February with our series of sessions featuring art, music, culture, and notable events. In this series, we honor the tremendous impact of African Americans on American History.
Join us throughout February as GetSetUp celebrates Black History Month. Featuring classes on art, music, food, culture, and notable events, we aim to share and honor the tremendous impact that African Americans have had on U.S. history.
Tuesday, February 8
Miles Davis was an American trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in jazz and 20th-century music. We’ll discuss his life and listen to his most iconic music.
Wednesday, February 2
Lionel Ritchie became famous in the 1970s as a songwriter and the co-lead singer of funk band The Commodores. In 1982, he launched his solo career and hasn't looked back. Join us to watch and listen to some of Lionel's best performances.
Thursday, February 3
She is arguably the Queen of Soul. Join us to view and listen to some of Aretha's best performances and music!
February 7 - 11
To celebrate Black History Month, join us as we enjoy the contributions of our favorite Black artists in a variety of music genres, including jazz, blues, gospel, R&B, hip hop, pop, and zydeco. Join us to socialize and share our passion for music.
Friday, February 11
From the 1700s to the present, African Americans have influenced America’s history.
This class will focus on the little-known and famous influencers from the past to the present day. In this session, learn about their legacies and their impact.
Monday, February 7
Linda Harris has reinvented retirement. Since turning 60, she has started a career as a jazz singer, discovered the joy of long-distance walking, and is the founder of a new American Pilgrimage route - the Harriett Tubman walk, from Cambridge, Maryland to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In this session, she’ll discuss new careers in retirement, realizing dreams, and healthy living.
Friday, February 18 and Friday, February 25
Journey with a librarian and a storyteller as they take the mystery out of black history. Join Marlene and Arlene for this program that's for anyone who would like to learn more about the rich African-American culture.
Wednesday, February 9
Gordon Parks is widely considered one of the most outstanding photographers of the 20th century. He was also an acclaimed film director, author, and composer. His extensive body of work documents American life and culture, particularly urban life and race relations.
Friday, February 18
He was a child prodigy signed on to Motown at age 11. Come join our class to view and listen to some of Stevie's best performances and music.
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