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Troy Black History Celebration 2023

February 25, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 7:00 pm EST

Join us for an in-person celebration of Black History Month with an exhibition, music, spoken word, and community. Troy NAACP, Team HERO, Coalition for Black Trade Union, and The Sanctuary for Independent Media have partnered together in Troy to honor our Black history and its living legacy. The exhibition is curated by Malik Muhammad, music by King Malachi, spoken word by Diamond Owens, and Shania Jackson, and beats by DJ Hollyw8d.

Masks are encouraged and will be available at this event. If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of illness please stay home and rest.


Malik Muhammad gesturing to his installation of Black History

Brother Malik Muhammad is the curator of The Sankofa Project, a traveling visual museum which showcases photos and text of the history of Black people.

Music performance by King Malachi. Website.

Beats by DJ Hollyw8d. Website.

Spoken word by Shania Jackson.

Spoken word by Diamond Owens.

Spoken word by Justin Irby.


NAACP Troy Branch #2182-B: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) mission in the 21st century is “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.” Contact: [email protected] or on facebook.

Team HERO: H.E.R.O. standing for Helping Everyone Recognize Opportunities which focuses on youth mentoring, character and leadership development and linking families to resources.

Coalition for Black Trade Union: CBTU is not a black separatist or civil rights organization. It is the fiercely independent voice of black workers within the trade union movement, challenging organized labor to be more relevant to the needs and aspirations of Black and poor workers.

3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12180 United States
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