Doha: In honor of Black History Month, the U.S. Embassy in Qatar celebrates the contributions of Black Americans by hosting a series of weekly book readings and film screenings around Doha throughout February .
The United States celebrates Black History Month each February to honor black history, culture and achievements.
Several events are held throughout Doha during Black History Month, all open to the public. Timmy Davis, US Ambassador to Qatar, said:
“Inclusion begins with expression in all facets of society, including the arts.So please join us in learning about and celebrating this opportunity through books and films that focus on Black stories.”
A U.S. diplomat will read aloud an excerpt from acclaimed author Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings at The Pearl’s Volume Café on February 1 at 7:00 PM.
The event is for ages 16 and over. On February 8 at 4pm, US author Dr. Darius Walker will read the children’s book The Ship and the Jungle (ages 5-12) at his Education City Gift Shop in Oxygen Park.
On February 15 at 5:30 PM, a US diplomat will read an excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.’s autobiography at Georgetown University (14+).
On February 22nd at 9:30 am at the Qatar National Library, a US diplomat will read the children’s book Computer Decoder: Dorothy Vaughan. This event is for children from her 5 years old to her 8 years old. The public can attend the free readings by registering in advance at qa.usembassy.gov.
The US Film Festival runs from February 26-28 and highlights Black American stories with three popular films, including family-friendly options.