Black History Month is a time to promote and honor the strengths, accomplishments, creativity, and virtuosity of Twin Cities’ Black youth and youth of color. The gifts, talents, and perspectives of youth have always been prominently showcased and recognized during past Youthprise Black History Month Celebrations. This year is no different, as we will continue to celebrate our youth by emphasizing their ability to overcome adversity through art and music as both creative and cultural forms of expression.
The theme of this year’s Black History Month Celebration event is: Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Celebration of Black Music. In partnership with Greater Twin Cities United Way, Jukko, and High School For Recording Arts, we will explore music as a historical tool for healing and organizing in the black community. We will honor the hymns, gospels, and songs of the past and present through musical performances from the Twin Cities’ most notable artists of today including Grammy nominated Jovonta Patton, Ashley Dubose, and Mac Irv.