Black History Month

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During Black History Month, AARP MN pays tribute to local leaders’ work and impact in community. AARP MN is proud to highlight our partnership with artist, writer, advocate, and community leader, Andrea Jenkins, for her work on behalf of older adults with special focus placed on elders in LGBTQ and African American communities.
To celebrate Black History Month, AARP MN honors the work of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center for its service to others and its advocacy on behalf of the historically disenfranchised African American community in St. Paul’s Rondo Neighborhood. Founded in 1929, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center had its origins as a settlement house for African Americans denied services by other agencies, welcoming the entire population of St. Paul’s Summit-University neighborhood. It has grown and adapted with the community around it, and today offers six main program areas. AARP MN partners with Hallie Q. Brown Community Center to host events and workshops geared toward connection and local impact.
Black History Month presents a unique opportunity to celebrate the achievements, culture and history of the African American and Black community in February. AARP encourages everyone to celebrate Black History Month by participating in activities that teach us about the resilience and power of the black community and help us gain a better appreciation of the culture.
This Black History Month, we invite you to join us in the celebration from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28.  You can get a discount on AARP membership (25 percent off for new or renewing members) and on the online AARP Driver Safety course. You may even be able to get together with friends and neighbors for a free movie screening of The Butler and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Story in Central Virginia.
50 Years of Remembrance 
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Black History Month is an annual celebration commemorating African Americans who contributed to the monumental movement of equal rights for men and women in our society. The month of February allows individuals to pay homage by reflecting on the past, while focusing on the future. In commemoration of Black History Month, AARP is offering a free admission day to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The first 300 people will enter free of charge.
AARP and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage are pleased to bring you This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement as well as two unique events with Lori Stokes and photographer Matt Herron.
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Celebrate Black History Month and get up to 25% off membership dues plus a free gift when you Join or Renew with AARP. Membership comes with immediate access to all the perks and benefits that help you and your family thrive.
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