Black History Month

Black history month image featuring MLK, Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman, and Maya Angelou.
Upcoming Events

Black History Month

February is Black History Month. There are many upcoming events in Solano County to educate yourself and celebrate the many incredible contributions of the Black community to our nation and our world.

Our Poet Laureate Jacalyn Eyvonne will be among the featured speakers at two events:

JFK Black History Month Poetry Night on February 22nd at the JFK Library in Vallejo at 505 Santa Clara

Other features include: Dr. Genea Brice, Inaugural Poet Laureate of Vallejo, Stephen Sharpe, Current Poet Laureate of Richmond, Elaine Brown aka Poet E. Spoken, 2nd Granddaughter of Josh Halsey (1898) and Swirv Azubuike. Hosted by Dr. Genea Brice.

Black History Month celebration February 24 at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum at 734 Marin Street.

Other speakers include: Keith Thompson, Leila Steinberg, Louis King, Stu Summerville, Courtney Mims, Keki Dexter, Erica Rose, Lori Herrera, Myla J, and Sharday Botts. Hosted by Lerecia Davis.

Additional upcoming events at the Solano Library system for Black History Month:

More event listings from the Vallejo Sun:

We encourage you to support Black poets who have been active in our Vallejo scene. Support them during Black History Month and all year round!

Here’s just a few with books and/or albums: Lee Lee, Poetic Old Soul, G.O. 284, Dr. Genea Brice, Poet E Spoken, QR Hand, Lady-D., Kyrah Ayers, Linda Bryant, Lyrical Comp, Courtship’s Lovesong, Juanita J. Martin, Jeffrey Williams, Aqueila M. Lewis Ross, and Jacalyn Eyvonne.

Vallejo Poetry Society was founded in 2018 by Erika Snyder, Daniel Badiali, and D.L. Lang to serve as a resource for local poets. We encourage you to join our mailing list and follow us on social media for the most up to date event announcements, networking with other poets, and publication opportunities.
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