Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

Crispus Attucks Community Center strives to improve the quality of life for youth and families in Lancaster by providing services that promote community prosperity, physical and mental health, and by offering programs and cultural events that preserve the African American heritage.

Here are the 2021 Black History Month events, sponsored by the Crispus Attucks Community Center: 

Slice Out Hunger – Pizza Tent x Crispus Attucks Grab & Go Lunch
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 – 11 am to 12 pm    

Pizza Tent is partnering with the Crispus Attucks Community Center for National Pizza Day to ‘Slice Out Hunger’ on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, from 11 am to 12 pm. Pizza Tent will be setting up at the Crispus Attucks Community Center and will be serving Cheese & Pepperoni pies boxed to go! For more information on the national campaign, click here.

Soul Food Tuesday – Grab & Go Lunch
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – 11 am to 12 pm

Homemade Chicken and Waffles is a true soul food brunch dish that everyone loves. Our recipe includes juicy Southern fried chicken and fluffy waffles with an amazingly sweet syrup and a drink.

Soulful Sundays 
Sunday, February 14, 2021 & Sunday, February 28 4pm Facebook Live 
An intimate interview with local African American religious leaders and their impact on the African American Community.
 Ebenezer Baptist Church 

Join us on Facebook Live with local leaders take a quiz to see if they are smarter than a 5th grader for a chance to win between $500 to $1000 for their organization or an organization of their choice. Sponsored by: BSU & Crispus Attucks Community Center To register for the event, email vsmith@caplanc.org 

Drive-Thru Food Drive
Saturday, February 20, 2021 – 10 am – 12 pm

The Lancaster Bureau of Police has partnered with Word of Grace for a food drive to benefit community members. The drive will take place on Saturday 2/20/21 from 10am – 12pm at Crispus Attucks Community Center 407 Howard Ave. Lancaster, PA 17602. Registration is required by 2/15/21 at https://form.jotform.com/210355631514144
For registration assistance contact PSW Leilany Tran at 717-735-1794 (Masks & Social distancing protocols will be required)

Soul Food Thursday Grab & Go Soul Food Lunch
Thursday, February 25, 2021 – 11 am to 12 pm

When you think of Soul Food, do you think of comfort foods served at family gatherings and holidays that bring feelings of home? Traditional African American comfort foods include homemade macaroni and cheese, fried fish/chicken seasoned green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and ice-cold drink and so much more. Join us for a free soul food lunch at Crispus Attucks Café.  The menu includes Fried Fish & Shrimp Mac & Cheese Green Beans Mashed Potatoes and gravy.

The Temple Beth El Lancaster Lifelong Learning Committee presents: “Shared Legacies: The African American-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance”

Watch at your leisure from February 27th – March 3rd and join the Zoom discussion on March 4th at 7:00 pm 

For more information, please visit: https://www.tbelancaster.org/shared-legacy-project/ 

Jamanis Project Presents Bridgetower with Beethoven, part deux!
Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm 

Beethoven’s 9th Sonata Op. 47 in A major (“Kreutzer” or… “Bridgetower?”) 3rd Movement, “Presto” with performances of Rita Dove’s “Georgie Porgie, or A Moor in Vienna” and “Yemaya” by Dr. Amanda Kemp, (with guests from Music for Everyone). A portion of all funds raised will go to Crispus Attucks Community Center. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND VIEW.

 


To learn more about events and celebrations happening in our community, go to cityoflancasterpa.com/black-history-month

 

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About the Crispus Attucks Community Center

Since 1927, the Crispus Attucks Community Center has been an anchor in Southeast Lancaster City. The organization has a proud history of providing educational and cultural programs to celebrate African American heritage, serving meals to individuals in need, and focusing on youth education and leadership development. Crispus Attucks hosts annual events including the Juneteenth Celebration and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. More information at https://caplanc.org/our-programs/safety-empowerment/crispus-attucks-community-center/.

About the Community Action Partnership

The Community Action Partnership is Lancaster County’s largest anti-poverty organization, helping low income families move toward self-sufficiency. CAP’s service profile interrupts inter-generational poverty with programs that support families and individuals at every age and place in life, in the areas of education and child development, health and nutrition, household stability and safety and empowerment. For more information, visit www.caplanc.org.