Unity Fund celebrates Black History Month

Unity Fund celebrates Black History Month

Fund joins League of Women Voters for documentary screening

DULUTH—Black History Month is American history month. The Unity Fund Committee of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation joins the League of Women Voters and others in supporting public events during Black History Month.

The committee encourages participation in a host of public events, including a free screening and discussion of the PBS documentary, “Fannie Lou Hamer: Stand Up,” from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth, 835 W. College St. The League of Women voters is the event’s lead sponsor.

Hamer was a Civil Rights legend from the Mississippi Delta who worked courageously for African American voting rights. Her personal experience registering to vote in 1962 led her to a career in activism, politics and human rights.

The Unity Fund committee encourages all citizens to further their education and participation. Look for events in Duluth, Superior and the Iron Range during February. Join events at area colleges and universities, visit Duluth NAACP, Voices for Ethnic and Multicultural Awareness and other sources.

Other events scheduled throughout the month include:

  • 10 a.m. Friday at the Duluth Transit Authority Center, 228 Michigan St., announcement of Transit Equity Day activities, which include free rides for all bus patrons Friday and Saturday, sponsored by the DTA, the Zeitgeist Center for Arts and Community and the Family Freedom Center
  • 4 p.m. Friday at Zeitgeist, 222 E. Superior St., opening of “Bringing Truth to Light” arts exhibit on Black history in Duluth
  • 4 p.m. Saturday at Zeitgeist, screening of the film “Biking While Black”
  • 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at the St. Louis County Depot, 506 W. Michigan St., third annual Northland Black Business Showcase
  • 4 p.m. Feb 24 at Zeitgeist, closing of “Bringing Truth to Light”


The Unity Fund is a community-led effort to build, strengthen, and create opportunities for advancement in African Heritage communities through action, engagement and education. Its purpose is to serve as a catalyst to remove social and racial barriers to African American communities’ opportunities to participate fully in, and contribute to, the social and economic life of Duluth, Superior and the Iron Range. Donate and learn more about the spirit behind the Unity Fund.