Creek Celebrates Black History Month

by Yvonne Lopez | Feb 10, 2021

The City of Coconut Creek salutes the achievements of historical and pioneering African Americans. This month is an opportunity to reflect on those who we have lost throughout history, as well as celebrate the more recent accomplishments such as  Kamala Harris, our first African- and Asian American female Vice President, Amanda Gorman, our first National Youth Poet Laureate, and Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a viral immunologist who was on the forefront of developing a Covid-19 vaccine. 

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Black History Masterpieces
February 2nd-23rd, Tuesdays, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Participants will learn about and draw prominent African Americans.
Reference images will be displayed in the Community Center until the end of February.
Register here or call 954.545.6670

Black Panther Drive-in Movie
February 5th, 7:00 PM, Butterfly Parking Lot

Tina Turner Tribute Band Sunset Concert
February 13th, 6:00 PM, Sabal Pines Park
Must Register

Virtual Lecture: Caribbean/South African Influence on Music
February 18th, 6:30 PM
Details and registration here.

Story Walk Event
February 20th, Four Sessions/Various Time Slots, Sabal Pines Park
Participants will enjoy a guided tour of the book “The Color of Us” and create a craft related to the story. Details here.

Senior Center - Black History Crossword Puzzle Activity
February 25th, Community Center
Call 954.545.6670 for details

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Marie Van Brittan Brown was the inventor of the first home security system. She is also credited with the invention of the first closed circuit television. Brown was born in Queens, New York, on October 22, 1922, and resided there until her death on February 2, 1999, at age seventy-six.

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