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February 3, 2014 at 6:25 AM

5 ways to mark Black History Month

A few ways to mark Black History Month (February):

Northwest African American Museum:

Now-Nov. 9: NAAM launches a new exhibit, “Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington.” “Most people know the segregated history of our national pastime, but few know how the story played out on the baseball fields in Seattle and throughout Washington,” NAAM says of this exhibit of photos, oral histories and memorabilia.

Feb. 13: Film screening, “Sing Your Song.” The movie looks at the journey of Harry Belafonte from singer to actor to activist.

Feb. 27: “Afrofuturism: A Journey through Race and Time”: Local arts figures such as Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Donald Byrd and Zola Mumford will discuss Afrofuturism and the artists creating it, in a PechaKucha format (super-quick slide presentations with super-quick narration).

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute:

 Feb. 7: Freshest Roots Open Mic Night: Share writing, poetry, art, comedy and music, or just listen in. Sign up for a slot here.

Feb. 28: Salute to the ’60s & Motown: The Ernest Pumphrey Review will tell the story of Motown Records’ 110 Top 10 hits during the 1960s. Tickets here.

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