Celebrate Black History Month on Friday with a virtual event filled with performances, virtual museum

Celebrate Black History Month by hopping on a virtual event featuring a virtual museum, performances from local artists and musicians, a coffee chat roundtable and more starting Friday morning.

The event, titled “Rhythm In Black: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow,” will allow attendees to interact with speakers from the community and become “immersed in the Black experience,” according to the event description.

The virtual museum, “Forgotten Images,” is the traveling exhibit of Sharon and David McLucas, whose large collection of writing, art, and other artifacts depicting the struggles of African Americans in the United States from the 1600s to the Civil Rights Era has been exhibited at several locations over the past decade.

This event is hosted by Andy Street Community Association, a nonprofit based in North Long Beach that seeks resources and opportunities benefiting residents in the community and develops programs that improve quality of life, according to its website.

City officials including Councilman Al Austin and Mayor Robert Garcia are also scheduled to attend.

The entire event, which divided into two sessions, starts at around 9 a.m. and ends at around 6 p.m.

To get the free tickets and view the event schedule, click here.

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