Newark Celebration 350 (NC350), a year-long spectacular of marquee programs, unique events and fun festivities commemorating the city’s historic milestone of its founding, celebrates Black History Month with a range of arts, education and cultural programming throughout the city. From free screenings of Selma at New Jersey Performing Arts Center to the Newark Public Library’s new exhibition of the city’s African American migration in the early 20th century to discussions by some of the city’s thought leaders on today’s civil rights issues, NC 350 offers a bounty of activities and programs to enjoy and to be enriched by this year’s Black History Month celebration.

“For 350 years, Newark has been a city of great transformation and triumphs — a city whose rich history and heritage have been shaped largely in part by the tremendous contributions of African American citizens and leaders. As we observe this year’s Black History Month with not only celebrations but discussions on the critical issues affecting our community today, it is our hope that the lessons learned about the struggles and triumphs of African Americans will help all cultures find positive solutions and outcomes, as we work together to solve America’s problems.” – Junius Williams, the Chair of Newark Celebration 350.

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