February is African American Heritage Month. This week, the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Garcetti kicked off of the month-long celebration to recognize and honor the vast contributions of African Americans to our communities, cities and country.
Throughout the month, Angelenos can attend community events, exhibits and programs that showcase the influential role of African Americans in the arts, politics, education, science, entertainment and much more.
This year, City Hall is hosting a special exhibit celebrating momentous cultural milestones in African American history over the past 10 years. From the historic presidency of Barack Obama, to the centennial birth of former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, the exhibit features information about African American elected officials serving Southern California, executive level city employees, the Los Angeles Association of Black City Attorneys, the 1984 Summer Olympics, and narrative art from past exhibitions. The exhibit is free and open to the public through March.
A 10 Year Retrospective of African American Heritage Month
Exhibitions at City Hall from 2006 to 2016
February 1 to March 18, 2017, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Los Angeles City Hall, Floors 1, 2, 3 (DCA Bridge Gallery)
For more information, contact (323) 733-8233. To view the 2017 African American Heritage Month calendar, click here.