February 5, 2008

Celebrating African-American History Month

February is often considered a dull month — cold, dreary and gloomy. But it’s only as dull as you let it be — a quick search of events in and around Louisville Metro turned up dozens of African-American History Month-related activities. Here’s a sample of events this month that’ll keep you off the couch.•Presentation on privately owned African-American cemeteries by the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society — Feb. 7, 7 p.m., free, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 403-9676.•“Footprints in Time,” an interactive dialogue re-enactment of the slave woman’s experience by Erma Bush — Feb. 9, 2 p.m., free, Western Library, 604 S. 10th St., 574-1779.•Find Greatness Within Series’ “Sing Loud and Proud” concert by the YMCA Black Achievers Choir and Newburg Middle School Bel Canto singers — Feb. 10, 2 p.m., $5, Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St., 992-5329.•Presentation on “African-Americans and the Kentucky Derby” by Ross Moore of the Kentucky Derby Museum — Feb. 13, 7 p.m., free, Southwest Regional Library, 10375 Dixie Hwy., 933-0029.•Concert and presentation on “Journey of the Drum from Africa to America” by the River City Drum Corp — Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., $5, Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St., 772-7660.•Find Greatness Within Series’ “Step in Harmony” performance — Feb. 17, 2 p.m., $5, Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St., 992-5329.•Storytelling of African Folk Tales — Feb. 25, 7 p.m., free, Jeffersontown Library, 10635 Watterson Trail, 267-5713.•Lecture on “Thomas Merton and Racial Reconciliation” by author and professor Albert Raboteau — Feb. 28, 7 p.m., free, Bellarmine University, Frazier Hall, 2001 N. Newburg Road, 452-8177.