Here are some of the events and activities being held during February in commemoration of Black History Month.
Exhibit of African-American memorabilia and drawings portraying Americans in black history by local artist Bill Strong, Top of The World Observation Level and Museum, 27th Floor of World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St. Cost: $2 adults; $1 for seniors and children ages 5-15; children 4 and under are free. (410) 837-4515.
"Pieces of Ebony," a photography exhibit by photojournalist Milbert Orlando Brown, will be on display at Morgan State University's James E. Lewis Museum through Feb. 28. The exhibit chronicles the lives of African-Americans from 1973 to 1993. Free. (410) 319-3030.
"Images from Nigeria," photographic images by Carl Clark and Linda Day, at the Maryland Institute's Woodward Gallery, 1300 Mount Royal Ave., through Feb. 18. Free. (410) 523-5602.
"African Art: Prized Possessions," exhibition of art from Nigeria and Ghana. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday in February, at the Maryland Museum of African Art. Cost: $2; $1 seniors and children under 12. (410) 730-7105.
Exhibition of African art at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, through Feb. 26. Free. (301) 739-5727.
"Dr. Martin Luther King Sand Sculpture," 15 tons of sand transformed into a 12-foot-by-16-foot sand sculpture of the African-American leader, on display through Feb. 28 at the Reisterstown Road Plaza's Caldor Court, Reisterstown Road. (410) 358-2275.
"Abstract in Black," a display of African-American abstract art at School 33's Gallery 1, 1427 Light St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through March 3. Free. (410) 396-4641.
"This Is My Town," exhibit that celebrates the relationship between Eubie Blake and Baltimore at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays,. through Feb. 28. Free with museum admission: $4 for adults; $3 for seniors and students; free for children under 12. (410) 685-3750.
"Alone in a Crowd," 150 works by African-American artists at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st streets. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Feb. 26. Admission: $5.50 adults; $3.50 seniors and full-time students; $1.50 for those ages 7-18; those ages 6 and under are free. Free for everyone on Thursdays. (410) 396-7100.
"TOUCH Africa," a multimedia exhibit highlighting West African crafts and customs, at Gallery 918, 918 N. Calvert St., through Feb. 26. By appointment only. Cost: $2.50 adults; $1.50 ages 3-12. (410) 625-3980.
Reception for artist Nichole Gray, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, where Ms. Gray's "Reaping the Roots" exhibit runs through Feb. 15. Reception and exhibit are free. (410) 541-2510.
Judy Richardson, civil rights movement activist, speaks at 7 p.m. at Western Maryland College's McDaniel Lounge, Westminster. Free. (410) 857-2265.
"Black History Education Expo" at Reisterstown Road Plaza, Reisterstown Road. Baltimore City public school students pay tribute to past and present African-Americans, through Feb. 3. (410) 358-2275.
"Stories of Color From Around the World," by storyteller Len Cabral, 7 p.m. Severna Park Branch Library, 45 McKinsey Road. Performances at other Anne Arundel County public libraries will take place through Feb. 4. Admission is free, but donations of nonperishable food items are welcome. (410) 222-7371.
"Word Paintings: Readings by Five Area Poets," readings by Vincent R. Blake, Jocelyn Garlington, Lawton Pierre, Michael Phillips and Keith Yancy, 7 p.m., at Howard County Central Library. Registration advised. Free. (410) 313-7850.
"Visions and Voices: Sisters From the Sun," works by African-American women artists, featuring mixed media, visual art, poetry and dance. First Thursday performance 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Baltimore Institute Culinary College Gallery, 206 Water St. Donations accepted for performance. Exhibit runs through Feb. 24. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Free. (410) 752-4710.
"Rhythm & Blues," a film that follows the roots of R&B with a collection of performances shot for television in the 1950s, including segments on Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Little Richard, 8 p.m. at Baltimore Museum of Art. This film kicks off Baltimore Film Forum's Jazz on Film celebration of Black History Month, Thursdays and Fridays through February. Cost: $5; $4 BMA/BFF members, seniors and students. Call (410) 889-1993 for more information on the series.
"Art and Culture of the Baja," a lecture by Baltimore Museum of Art curator Frank Lamp, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Loyola College Center Room 100. Free. (410) 617-2988.