Huntington Black History Events

Updated 30 weeks ago Edited from a Press Release
Huntington Black History Events

Mark your calendars for the following events later this month:

MLK MARCH/CELEBRATION: The march will begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday, January 21, at 16th Street Baptist Church, 1647 9th Ave.

It will travel east on 9th Avenue, turn north on 19th Street, turn west on 8th Avenue, turn north on Hal Greer Boulevard and go through the underpass, turn east on 5th Avenue and ending at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The celebration event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH KICKOFF EVENT: 4 p.m. Thursday, January 31, Marshall University Memorial Student Center, Room BE5 (located in the basement). Inspired by Carter G. Woodson's teachings for African Americans to learn about their past, Carmen Mitzi Sinnott, the keynote presenter in our 2019 Black History celebration, will provide a dynamic performance using scenes from her internationally acclaimed PBS broadcast solo play "SNAPSHOT" to illustrate how knowing one's true history is how we determine a future of real possibility. Mayor Steve Williams and other dignitaries will proclaim February as Black History Month and recognize Carter G. Woodson's contributions to Huntington, West Virginia and the world. For more information, email Burnis Morris at


The Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District Father Daughter Valentine Dance will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Pullman Plaza Hotel on Saturday, February 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per couple and can be purchased at For further information, please contact GHPRD Recreation Superintendent Stacey Leep at or 304-696-5954.

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