Black History Month Free Family Festival

Sunday, February 16, 2020
12 PM - 4 PM

Join us for a day of music, food, education, cultural connection, and art demonstrations. Shop the Black and Beautiful Marketplace, sample foods from across the African Diaspora, engage in soul-stirring talks, a crowd-sourced drum circle, and more! Festivities include:

• Performances by Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet, Sankofa Music, and a special Black Power music jam by Hayez
• Sound healing
• Storytelling with Kirk Walker
• Hands-on art presented by the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum
• Black & Beautiful Artisan Marketplace
• Talk by Ise Lyfe the artist and activist behind Small as a GIANT
• Family portraits by Debra Ledsinger
• Biopics film screenings with Susheel Bibbs, CineSoul, and more
Safe Black Space – Sacramento
• Taste of Africa cooking demos
Square Root Academy
• Teacher resources & much more!

PLUS! Meet artist Akinsanya Kambon, whose work is on view in American Expressions/African Roots: Akinsanya Kambon’s Ceramic Sculpture.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be available until 3 PM. Please inquire at the Admission Desk on availability. Highlight tours at 11 AM and 12 AM will include ASL interpretors.

Teacher's Day Out!

Now considered one of Sacramento’s premier events for all ages, the Crocker’s Black History Month Celebration will add a new feature in 2020 focused on opportunities and resources related to African American history, art, and culture available for classroom teachers. Teachers will be able to experience hands-on art projects, demonstrations and get lesson plans to take back to the classroom. They will also get a list of teaching artists (in both visual and performing arts) in the region that offer services to schools. Join us for this free and fun event that is certain to help support teaching in amazing ways.

Click HERE to register now for Teacher's Day Out.


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Parking at the Crocker can be impacted during large events. To ensure an easy parking experience during your visit, we suggest using street parking (metered) on 3rd Street, Front Street, or N Street to avoid City of Sacramento parking lot congestion. Smartphone users can also download the ParkMobile app to find and pay for parking. The Museum is also easily accessible by Sacramento Regional Transit’s Light Rail. Stops at 8th & O streets and at 8th & K streets are the closest.

If your parking experience does not meet expectations, please email

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