Celebrate Black History Month in Montclair


In celebration of Black History Month, Montclair offers films, art exhibits, history tours and talks, and even a special brew.

Two special films

Montclair Film will hold a free community screening: “Amazing Grace,” Saturday, Feb. 8, 3 p.m., Glenfield Middle School auditorium featuring the live recording of Aretha Franklin’s 1972 album. Tickets first-come, first-served at montclairfilm.org, or at the door 15 minutes before showtime. On Saturday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m., The 13th Annual African American Cultural Committee Film Forum will show “Being Gladys,” at the Montclair Public Library auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Ave.

Honoring fraternity, Sigma Alpha Lambda

Montclair State University’s honors’ fraternity, Sigma Alpha Lambda, and the History department, present “a day of interdisciplinary lectures on Black experiences in the U.S., past and Present” on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., University Hall, 1040, on the grounds of Montclair State University.  Both professors and students will speak. The Montclair State Petey Greene Program co-sponsors the event. To RSVP for free tickets, visit salmsu.weebly.com. Montclair State is at 1 Normal Drive.

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