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February 1, 2013 at 7:00 AM

10 ways to celebrate Black History Month

The Northwest African American Museum has a full month of activities planned for February, Black History Month. Find a complete list at the NAAM site; here are some events coming right up, all at the museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., and free:

–NAAM’s Black History Month Family Film Series kicks off with the animated movie “The Princess and the Frog,” at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 (next film in the series is “Cinderella” on Feb. 17); Feb. 14 is Free Second Thursday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; and at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 is Eva Abram’s presentation, “Slavery in the Northwest: The Charles Mitchell Story.”

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, MOHAI and Seattle Art Museum also have events planned:

–Langston Hughes events continue with Tayo Aluko’s one-man show about Paul Robeson, “Call Mr. Robeson,” on Feb. 8-9; Aluko’s musically illustrated talk, “From Africa to the White House: A Journey of Resistance, Triumph and Spirituals,” is on Feb. 10; a performance by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble is Feb. 16; and “Harriet’s Return,” a solo show by Karen Meadow about Harriet Tubman, is March 1. Ticket info here.

MOHAI, now in its new home on South Lake Union, hosts “Celebrate our History” from the Black Heritage Society on Feb. 17 with music, spoken word and speaker Andre L. Head. Free.

Seattle Art Museum marks the month with screenings of the documentary “Soul Power,” about Zaire 74, the music festival paired with the 1974 Ali-Foreman fight, on Feb. 8.

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