Learn About Black History

Black History Celebration (Feb. 15)

Shawnee Branch, Louisville Free Public Library  |  3912 W. Broadway  |  lfpl.org/events   Free  |  11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

For this celebration of Black History Month, there will be light refreshments, games, prizes and a talk by Aukram Burton, executive director of the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, titled “Journeys Through The African Diaspora: Photographic Retrospective 1979-Present.”

‘Black Horse Men Of Kentucky’
 (Feb. 16)

Speed Art Museum  |  speedmuseum.org/events   Free  |  1-2:30 p.m.

‘Black Horse Men of Kentucky’ were the Black jockeys, grooms and horse trainers who made the racetracks of the Bluegrass state run from the colonial period to the 1920s. Author Katherine Mooney will discuss these historical figures in a presentation followed by a Q&A and book signing of her tome, “Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack.”

‘BlacKkKlansman’ (Feb. 16)

Main Branch, Louisville Free Public Library  |  301 York St.  |  lfpl.org/events  |  Free
2-5 p.m.

Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” provokes conversation about the differences, or lack thereof, between the white supremacist movements of today and those of the 1970s. And this screening comes with an actual discussion afterward from a panel of UofL academics and Louisville law enforcement officials. “BlacKkKlansman” is based on a true story of a Black police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white partner. 

Film Screening: ‘Black in Blue’ (Feb. 18)

The Filson Historical Society  |  1310 S. Third St.  |  filsonhistorical.org
$15, nonmembers  |  5:30-7 p.m.  

The documentary “Black in Blue,” directed by Academy Award winner Paul Wagner, is the story of the Black players who changed football at colleges in the American South and who ensured the success of integration — all while playing on the UK team. Watch the new movie at this screening. —LEO

Saturday, Feb. 15-18