Black History Month

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Every February, people across the nation come together for events and activities to celebrate Black History Month. Wellington is proud to highlight the history, diversity, and achievements of the Black community. It’s a time for us to continue our collective journey of honoring and deepening our knowledge of the history and contributions of African Americans and people of African descent that have been marginalized from mainstream opportunities because of our country’s legacy of slavery and institutional and structural racism. 

BLAST (Black Leadership & Achievement Student Team) Video Series

Wellington has partnered with Wellington High School students to showcase the black experience in our country. This video series consists of short cameos from students speaking about what it means to be black in America.

Dear America

We Still Rise

I have a Dream

The Effects of Racism in America

Say It Loud, I'm Black and Proud!

EVENTS

Highwaymen Art Exhibit 
February 12th and 13th from 10 AM - 5 PM, lectures at 11 AM and 2 PM daily

Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard)
FREE public art exhibit “The Art of Florida’s Highwaymen.” The exhibit will be on display for public viewing on Saturday and Sunday, February 12th and 13th, with presentations each day at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. A key member of the Highwaymen, R. A. McLendon, who began his painting career in 1955, will be painting live on site. A free opening reception with light refreshments is scheduled for Saturday, February 12th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

BLAST (Black Leadership & Achievement Student Team) Black History Month Presentation 
February 12th 10 AM -12 PM

Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard)

Motown Magic Concert
February 20th from 5 PM - 7 PM

Wellington Amphitheater

Wellington High School Block Party
February 20th 3 PM - 7 PM

Wellington High School 
Join Wellington High School and the Crowned Pearls of Wellington for a special Block party event at Wellington High School on February 20th. 

Shared Legacies Documentary

Information about the Film 

The crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation are revisited and revived in this utterly fascinating, urgent call to action.

Common cause was found in the turbulent ‘60s Civil Rights era, as Jewish leaders backed Dr. King’s efforts at racial equality and harmony. Yet, the relationship has frayed in recent years, as a once-mighty bond of support and respect has seemingly faded, been forgotten, or ignored.

Pivotal events come alive through a treasure trove of archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement, including prominent Atlantans such as Congressman John Lewis, Amb. Andrew Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., members of the King family, and many others.

With divisive seeds of hate taking root anew in the American landscape, a new generation also affirms their pledge to actively promote the values of social justice. This potent, inspiring story of unity, empathy, and partnership validates the ubiquity of the human experience, and how freedom and equality for all can be achieved only when people come together.