Macon has countless stories to share. It's in our food, culture and especially in our history. As we enter February, Macon has plenty of events and activities to celebrate African-American history. Tomorrow's First Friday will have fun and insightful activities for anyone interested in learning more about Macon's African-American history. Free trolley tours (which will pick up and drop off at the Douglass Theatre) will run from 5-7pm on a 20-minute loop of Downtown Macon. The tour will highlight the prominent places and people significant to contributing to Macon's African-American legacy.
The tour will stop at the Ruth Hartley Mosley Women's Center for a reception, music and exhibit by the Historic Macon Foundation. Following the Tour, The Douglass Theatre will kick off its Black Film series by screening "Get on Up", a biographical film about singer James Brown.
Other Black History Month Events:
At the Douglass Theatre
• February 7 at 7pm - 5th Annual Heritage Festival. Free admission. A choral celebration of African American Composers featuring the talented choral programs from Bibb County schools.
• February 8 at 3pm - Sing Brother! Sing Sister! Free admission. Annual recital of Negro spirituals.
• Film Series - Films featuring African-American stories throughout February
At the Tubman Museum
• February 7-22 - Living History Tours. Special tours throughout February where guests will be led on a guided tour of the museum while meeting actors portraying historical figures of the past and present.
At Middle Georgia State College
• "Student Life Celebrates Black History Series" with events happening throughout the month on each campus.
Robert McDuffie Center for Strings presents "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
• February 21 at Beulahland Bible Church. Free admission. Doors open at 6:30. "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" will feature actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith, accompanied by Robert McDuffie, reading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s April 1963 letter. Smith will also portray other important figures from the Civil Rights movement.