February is recognized as Black History Month each year.

Throughout the month, several organizations and communities host events to commemorate the month-long holiday.

Here are some of the events that will take place in Central Georgia:


  • The Dublin-Laurens Black History Festival will host its 6th Annual Soul Food Expo at Dublin Middle School on February 10 at noon

Fort Valley

  • Fort Valley will have a Street Naming ceremony on Tuesday, February 20. The event is open to students, faculty and the general public. The event's locations is TBA. Find updates here.


  • St. John CME Church on College Street in Gordon will host two Black History Month events back to back on Sunday, February 18 beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Voices of Wisdom will be followed by Taste of Soul.


  • On February 17, Mercer Law School will sponsor a major Black History Month Symposium on Race and Criminal Justice from 9 AM to 3 PM. Judge Glenda Hatchett is the keynote speaker.
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock will be at The Grand Opera House on February 18 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM Tickets are for sell here.
  • The Douglass Theatre is hosting a Black History Month film series every Friday in February. The films begin at 7:00 p.m. each night. The final film series event is on February 23.
  • "I Matter Too" will be held at the Frank Johnson Rec Center on Saturday, February 24 from 3-5 PM
  • Click here to see what Black History Month events are at the Tubman Museum.

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