Black History Month ~ Bloomington Style 2015: What Excellence Looks Like

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Each year, the City of Bloomington Black History Month Committee plans activities and events for the community to celebrate and commemorate the month of February as Black History Month ~ Bloomington Style.





This year's theme is "What Excellence Looks Like."

All City of Bloomington Black History Month events are open to the public. Events are free unless otherwise stated.


City of Bloomington Black History Month Kick-off & Reception

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Showers City Hall Council Chambers, 401 N. Morton Street

Reception: 5:30 pm, Program: 6:30 pm



The 2014 Black History Month Community-Wide Events Calendar & Insert

The 2015 Black History Month Community-Wide Events Calender coming soon!

Black History Month Community-Wide Events Calendar (PDF 6.17 MB) & Insert (PDF 3.23 MB)


2015 Black History Month Essay Contest

2015 Black History Month Essay Contest is now open to students grades 4-12. The deadline is January 30, 2015 at 5pm. Please see the following flyer for a complete list of guidelines, submission details, and a list of potential essay subjects.

2015 Black History Month Essay Contest Flyer (PDF 13.55 MB)


2015 Black History Month Gala

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hilton Garden Inn, 245 N. College

Reception & Silent Auction Opening: 6:30pm

Doors Open: 7:00pm

Celebrate with friends and neighbors at this elegant evening of dinner and dancing. The evening includes live music, a silent auction and the presentation of the 2015 City of Bloomington Living Legend and Outstanding Black Male Leader of Tomorrow Awards. Tickets on sale January 30 at the BCT Box Office. The BCT Box Office is located at 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue or on the web at www.buskirkchumley.org.