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All February long, Black History Month will speak to a people’s struggle for freedom, justice and human dignity.

“The achievements that result from our struggles are the foundation of all our celebrations,” said Howard Dodson, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Here are some places to mark the month:

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd.

The Black History Month Youth Film Series reflects the global black experience. 10 a.m. Feb. 14-18. 212-491-2234.

“The End of the Negro Writer: Julian Mayfield, John Henrik Clarke, and James Baldwin” is the topic of a discussion led by Professor Lawrence Jackson. 6 p.m. Monday.

A dramatic musical tribute to Langston Hughes, poet laureate of Harlem, will be held at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Tickets are $16 to $20.

The Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern
Award-winning playwright Ntozake Shange will read from her most recent book and discuss her career with cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis. 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Tickets are $6 to $10.

“Off and Running,” a film by Nicole Opper about an African American track star from Brooklyn raised by Jewish lesbians, is shown in conjunction with the POV Independent Film series. Tickets are $6 to $10 via

The Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St.
Brooklyn takes the Harlem stage at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 as the Brooklyn Arts Council hosts amateur night at the Apollo. Brooklynite MC Talib Kweli will perform and aspiring dancers, singers, rappers, comedians, spoken-word artists and performing groups will compete for your approval. Tickets are $19, $25 and $29. Call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit

The Studio Museum
144 W. 125th St.
Events include a “Re Read” of James Baldwin’s creative process with panelists such as Celeste Headlee, host of WNYC’s “The Takeaway,” and Essence editor Patrik Henry Bass. 7 p.m. Feb. 17.

“Malcolm X: Make it Plain,” the 1994 documentary narrated by Alfre Woodard will be shown 2 p.m. Feb 20.

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