11 ways to celebrate Black History Month 2018 in Chicago

February events throughout the city look to acknowledge and advance the African-American legacy.

Photograph: J.B. Spector

From film screenings and lectures to comedy shows, concerts and all-out cultural celebrations, a variety of unique and inspiring Black History Month events take place throughout the city of Chicago this month, from Lincoln Park to Lawndale. Many of the city’s most well-known cultural institutions will take part in the celebration of African-American heritage, with events taking place almost every day in the month of February, including many at Chicago Park District facilities and Chicago Public Library branches. We’ve rounded up a handful of the most intriguing ways to mark the occasion for kids and grownups alike.