Image from Through a Lens Darkly, screening at Vancity Theatre in honour of Black History Month.
February is Black History Month. Recognized in the U.S. and, more recently, the U.K. and Canada, it’s a month-long celebration of contributions to history and culture by citizens of African and Caribbean descent.
The movie Selma, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, dramatizes the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. It’s in theatres now. But, though Vancouver has a relatively small black population (only one per cent, according to citystats.ca), a number of arts organizations are honouring the event with special productions, performances and screenings.
Where to celebrate Black History Month in Vancouver