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Black History Month

The Chicago Park District commemorates Black History Month this February with various events throughout the city.  From a Culture Jam and Gospel Fest to the featured Umjoa and Ashaki events, there is something for everyone to celebrate this special month in the parks.
Most programs are admission free or charge nominal fees.  
 
Did you know?  
  • The precursor to Black History Month, Negro History Week, was created in 1926 here in Chicago by Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. 
  • Umoja (one of our featured events), means Unity, to strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
  • 44 Chicago Park District facilities or parks have been named for influential African Americans.  Learn more:  Read the related press release.
    video_image  Watch the related video.

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