Black History Month: Lift and Amplify
As part of our commitment to our community, we continue to recognize and celebrate the diversity around us. The arts have always been a place for creativity and inclusion—and it is our duty as a safe gathering space to honor the needs of all who join us in our theaters. We always strive to be inclusive of diverse voices in our programming, lifting up the voices of Black artists and authors this month and well beyond.
We invite you to join us in celebrating Black History Month by attending our events as well as the Black Heritage Trail of NH’s events. Their inspiring programming and mission promote the building of more inclusive communities in our area—this month’s Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talks are exploring “how African Americans navigate various ‘white spaces,’ spaces where Blacks and People of Color are marginalized, typically absent, and unexpected.” These panels are free and open to the public, and we encourage you to check their other programs as well.
We are honored to invite Black culture critic Rebecca Carroll to the Writers on a New England Stage series with New Hampshire Public Radio on February 2, as she shares her childhood of growing up in very white New Hampshire. On February 17, we will screen the documentary Black Ballerina, which tells the story of several Black women breaking into the overwhelmingly white world of ballet. And Jelani Remy visits The Music Hall on February 26, fresh off of his Broadway run of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.
In keeping with The Music Hall’s mission as an anchor arts and cultural institution, we will continue to lift and amplify the voices of our community members, artists, authors, and thought-leaders.