Black History Month events listed for area

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Black History Month is being celebrated with events around the region. Here are a few that are open to the public:

• Center for Urban Biblical Ministry financial aid workshop, 7418 Penn Ave., North Point Breeze. Feb. 9, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

• 3rd Annual African-American Heritage Celebration to examine the condition of black families that emerged from slavery and family conditions today. Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, Oakland. Feb. 16, 1 to 3 p.m.

• The Rachel Randall Education Department of Pentacostal Temple, youth rally and presentation by the Wilberforce University Gospel Choir, Feb. 16, 3 p.m., and the California University of Pennsylvania Gospel Choir and the August Wilson Dance Group, Feb. 17, 6 p.m. Pentacostal Temple Church of God in Christ, 6300 E. Liberty Blvd., East Liberty.

• Poet, artist and activist Vanessa German talks about her project, "Love Front Porch." Kresge Theatre at Carlow University, Oakland. Feb. 20, 4 to 6 p.m.

• Demaskus Theater Collective presents readings from historical plays and a blues revue celebrating African-American culture. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branches, Feb. 22-24.

• The Music Ministry of Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church. Musical celebration featuring national recording artists, local male choruses and quartets. Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church, 708 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, Ohio. Feb. 24, 4 p.m.

• "Amistad" movie showing and discussion of African-Americans' use of literature to heal, including discussion of the book "Amistad Rebellion" by Marcus Rediker. Homewood Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 7101 Hamilton Ave.

• Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church Youth Department's presentation of "When You See Me" followed by worship service and recitation of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream." Sixth Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 6556 Shetland Ave., Larimer. Feb. 24, begins 9 a.m.

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