Worcester celebrates Black History Month


During the Month of February (1st – 28th) Worcester has the honor of hosting the Art Exhibit, “Triumph, Black Military Unsung Heroes.” It’s an American History project that focuses on the omitted sector of American Veterans of African American heritage.

The exhibit will be on display at the Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square.

It was commissioned by Haywood Fennell, a Veteran/Educator and representative of Tri-Ad Veterans League and was created by Artists for Humanity, Boston’s after-school art program.

The youth involved were supervised by Stephen Hamilton, an Art Instructor at Artists for Humanity, Boston. It consists of 13 paintings. These paintings have been exhibited at the Massachusetts State House, Newton City Hall and at the Strand Theater. The group hopes to have the paintings recreated by the US Postal Service and transformed into commemorative stamps.

From the paintings, a calendar has been created which has names, dates and mostly unknown information about the African American Veterans, male and female, from the American Revolution to World War II.

At the Worcester Historical Museum 

All month long we will be collecting photographs, memorabilia and stories of your Black Veterans (family, friends, loved ones) that will be presented at the Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm Street, at 7 p.m. on February 19.  

If you so choose, you can allow the Worcester  Historical Museum to make your contribution a part of their collection! If you have stories of a loved one or you would like to share, or if you, yourself are a veteran and would like to be included, bring your items to be scanned to the event.

The Antiquarian Society at 185 Salisbury Street will have their “Black Veteran”-related materials on display during the month of February, with free tours on Wednesdays at 3 pm.

February 1 (Sunday) ~ Opening Ceremony TRIUMPH! BLACK MILITARY UNSUNG HEROES ART EXHIBIT ~ Worcester Public Library – 2 pm to 5 pm.


February 2, 9, 16, 23 (Mondays) ~

Black History Month Film Festival

Tatnuck Branch Library, 1083 Pleasant Street.

4 pm to 6 pm.

From classic fairy tales, to comedic sports, to inspiring stories, celebrate the African American experience through a weekly movie night.

Call library for titles.

Refreshments served. All ages.

For more information, call (508)799-8329.