Black History Month

honoring the contributions of African Americans

Learning about other cultures helps us to understand how much we are really alike. We remove barriers and begin to authentically connect with one another. ― Frederick Goodall

US Black History Month is an opportunity to understand Black histories, going beyond stories of racism and slavery to spotlight Black achievement, and to understand the history of the United States.

VIDEO- Introduction to Black History Month Black History Month
   Parks in Honor of African Americans
   National Museum of African American History & Culture
   African American Architecture
   Harlem Renaissance Photos
   African American Dancers
   African American Swing
   African American Inventors
   28 Days of Black History
   African American Social Protest
   Famous African Americans
   Underground Railroad
   African American Heroes
   Cotton Club
   Apollo Theatre
   African Musical Instruments
   African American Murals
   Marin Luther King, Jr. & Malcolm X


All Virtual New York Urban Sketchers events are one session (10 am -12 pm EST) held on Saturdays. For participants wanting to challenge themselves sketching more of a particular locality or theme, you are welcome to do the EXTENSION SKETCH PROJECT below:

Black History Month Sketch Project:
Choose of the following prompt to sketch:
  • (a)  Cotton Club
  • (b)  Famous African American Portrait
  • (c)  Harlem Renaissance Scene
  • (d)  Social Protest Scene
*Please post your finished sketches to the USk NYC Facebook site. Be sure to add the hash tag #NUS. Please also note that while we are sponsored by USk NYC, our online event is grounded on reference images, which is a very different approach from doing the in-person, on-site urban sketch event promoted by the Urban Sketchers Manifesto.

Facilitators of Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers:
  • Theresa Smith
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • Alan Wernicke
  • Elizabeth Birkby
with the assistance of Mark Leibowitz
founder of USK NYC.

Web site design by Cecilia Evasco
for Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
under the auspices of USk NYC.
Scheduled for February 19, 2022 
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