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Northeast Wisconsin Gears Up for Black History Month Celebrations

February, recognized as Black History Month, serves as a tribute to the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans. In northeast Wisconsin, a range of events offers an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on this rich heritage.

St. Norbert College’s Annual Soul Food Dinner
St. Norbert College invites both students and the public to its annual Soul Food Dinner, a vibrant celebration of African American cuisine and music. The event is scheduled for February 2, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., at the Michels Commons ballroom located at 409 Third St. in De Pere. Tickets, available on the university’s event page, are priced at $14 for adults, $12 for students and children aged 5 to 12, while children under 5 can attend for free. The dinner offers a buffet-style feast featuring southern-style dishes such as fried southern chicken, red rice, Southern mac and cheese, collard greens, cornbread, sweet potato pie, and dessert.

Black History Month Soul Food Dinner and Discussion Panel
On February 5, the Ferguson Family Y at 235 N. Jefferson St. in Green Bay will host a Black History Month soul food dinner accompanied by a discussion panel. The dinner, starting at 5 p.m., will feature a menu comprising fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, and caramel cake. Following the dinner at 5:45 p.m., the panel discussion, titled “Beyond the Dream: Modern Perspectives on Black Leadership in Communities,” will explore how Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream continues to inspire modern Black activism. The discussion will also touch on how local Black community leaders can carry forward his legacy. While the event is free, interested participants must register by February 1 through the Y’s website.

These events offer an opportunity for the community to come together, share in the rich tapestry of Black history, and engage in meaningful discussions that celebrate the past while looking towards a more inclusive future.