HPL Presents: A Celebration of Black Voices Festival
Join us to celebrate Black Voices of Houston! Enjoy food, music, and dancing!Support local booksellers and celebrate the culture, history, and creativity of Black artists and storytellers from our community!
- 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM - Listen to DJ Caribbeats' mixes of many genres of popular music, including jazz, salsa and rumba
- 11:00 AM: Poetry by Houston Youth Poet Laureate Avalon Hogans
- 11:15 AM: A talk with Don Tate, award-winning author and illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books
- 12:00 PM -1 PM: The Houston Poet Laureate presents:
- 1:00 PM- 1:45 PM: Take in a performance by actress Jean Donatto on the turbulent civil rights era in the late 1950s Montgomery, Alabama
- 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM: Visit the exhibit "The Underground Railroad and Quilt Codes: A collection of mini quilts" on the Central Library Gallery / Visit sponsor/exhibitor tables / Have lunch on the Plaza! / Dance and listen to DJ Caribbeats
- 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM: A presentation on Black Cowboys of Rodeo: Unsung Heroes From Harlem to Hollywood and the American West with Justice Ken Wise moderating a conversation with Black Cowboys, Harold Cash, Myrtis Dightman, Bailey Prairie Kid, and Freddie Gordon
- 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM: Dance Party - Dance Master Class and performances by Proyeccion Latina and DJ Caribbeats, including AfroBeat, Afro-Cuban Guaguancó and salsa
This event is free and open to the public.
The program is sponsored in part by Young Audiences of Houston and in partnership with Kindred Stories and Brazos Bookstore.
- Saturday, February 19, 2022
- 11:00am - 4:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Central Time - US & Canada (change)
- Entire Plaza
- Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza at the Houston Public Library