Feb
08

Celebrate Black History Month Near Stamford Apartment Rentals

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The statue of baseball hall of fame member Jackie Robinson

The statue in Stamford's Jackie Robinson Park, where there will be a number of Black History Month celebrations.

Residents of Stamford rental apartments have plenty of ways to celebrate Black History month in downtown Stamford. Activities range from celebrations to the additions to American culture by African-Americans, recognition of the struggle for civil rights and more.

The Ferguson Library, located just about 10 minutes from our Hoyt-Bedford and Morgan Manor apartments, celebrates Black History Month with a special display of African-American authors on the library’s main floor and special programs. Mark your calendar for an evening of love songs and poetry with Dionne Lamothe at the South End Branch on Feb. 9. The 22nd National African-American Read-in event is Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m., and the Ferguson Library will present readings for children by community leaders in celebration of Black History Month.

There are also events and ceremonies held in Jackie Robinson Park on West Main Street. Robinson became the first African American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and lived in Stamford for 10 years. On June 4, 1972, the Dodgers retired his uniform, No. 42,  and on April 15, 1997, all of Major League Baseball also retired number 42 and officially made the 15th of April Jackie Robinson Day, in honor of his debut game on April 15, 1947. Jackie Robinson died in Stamford, Conn., on Oct. 24, 1972.

If you know of other great Black History Month events, be sure to let us know in the comments. Check our blog for more information about events, incentives, and great local attractions for those living in Stamford, Norwalk, Branford, New Haven or Hamden rental apartments.

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