LTV in association with Eastville Community Historical Society have proudly partnered to celebrate Black History Month.
These events are free and open to the public.
GROUNDBREAKING BLACK COMEDIANS
Saturday February 3 @ 7PM
Godfrey Cambridge, Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory, Flip Wilson, Nipsey Russell, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, and Eddie Murphy! In this very unique presentation, we will celebrate the incredible contributions these eight comedians brought to the world of comedy. Each, in their own distinctive voice, introduced an incomparable style of comedy to the world, breaking racially prejudiced barriers along the way.
THE SIDNEY POITIER STORY
Sunday February 25 @ 7PM
Sidney Poitier was the first African American actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. His illustrious film career includes Lilies of the Field, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, To Sir With Love, to name a few. We will celebrate the life of this dignified gentleman who left his home in the Bahamas at the tender age of 14 and evolved into a cultural icon, a great entertainer, an actor, a film director, an entrepreneur, and a respected human and civil rights activist.
Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Eastville Community Historical Society, introduced St. George Living History Productions to Michael Clark and Josh Gladstone at LTV.
Presented by Sal St. George, a multifaceted individual who wears many hats: playwright, comedy writer, theatrical director and historian - Living History Productions has for over 40 years captivated audiences with award-winning educational programs that bring to life through live, multimedia lectures the stories of America’s greatest leaders, legends and icons. LTV and Eastville will host the following two programs, both free and open to the public.
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) shares that when Carter G. Woodson established Negro History week in 1926, he realized the importance of providing a theme to focus the attention of the public. The intention has never been to dictate or limit the exploration of the Black experience, but to bring to the public’s attention important developments that merit emphasis. Over the years, the themes have reflected changes in how people of African descent in the United States have viewed themselves, the influence of social movements on racial ideologies, and the aspirations of the black community. ASALH dedicates its 98th Annual Black History Theme to African Americans And The Arts.
African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, and the Black American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression, the African American influence has been paramount. African American artists have used art to preserve history and community memory as well as for empowerment. Artistic and cultural movements such as the New Negro, Black Arts, Black Renaissance, hip-hop, and Afrofuturism have been led by people of African descent and set the standard for popular trends around the world. In 2024, we examine the varied history and life of African American arts and artisans.