West Virginia Division of Culture and History Celebrates Black History Month

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will celebrate Black History Month with films, lectures, and other events. All events will be held at the Culture Center. All activities are free and the public is invited to attend.

West Virginia native and award-winning filmmaker Mari-Lynn Evans will present the PBS documentary project “Hawks Nest: Blood Beneath Our Feet” at 3 p.m. Feb. 19. Evans will introduce several speakers and musical guests. Everyone also will receive a free sapling, courtesy of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy.

The division’s arts section will broadcast its television program, “ArtWorks,” with special guest Andre Williams, who will talk about his love of singing and perform a few of his favorite songs. “ArtWorks” is a production of the West Virginia Library Commission. February’s program will air on Suddenlink channel 17 at 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Fridays, and at 4:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays.