The celebration of Black History Month continues throughout February. Here are a few events happening throughout the state.

» Presentation by poet Frank O’Neal, 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Charles B. Washington Library, 2868 Ames Ave.

» “George Washington Carver-His Homesteading Years,” presented by Christy Hyman, 2 p.m., Monday, Homestead National Monument, 8523 West State Hwy 4, Beatrice.

» Politics in the Black community with Chris Rodgers, 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6001 Dodge St.

» Black Lives Matter address with Alicia Garza, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nebraska Union, 1400 R St, Lincoln. Tickets required for entry.

» A Territory During War Between the States: Nebraska in the Civil War, sponsored by Peru State College’s Black Student Union and Phi Alpha Theta, 11 a.m., Thursday, Peru State College Campus, CATS Building Conference Room, 600 Hoyt St., Peru, Nebraska.

» Black History Month tea, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Feb. 18, College of Saint Mary, Hillmer Art Gallery, 7000 Mercy Road. Register online at

» History of Omaha Black Firefighters, noon, Feb. 20, OABPFF (Retired Station 14), 2028 Lake St.

» Celebrate Black History Month, 1 to 3 p.m., Feb. 20, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, 200 Pearl St., Council Bluffs, learn about the contributions of African Americans to the National Parks System and the railroad.

» African American History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, 12 to 3 p.m., Feb. 20, Do Space, 7205 Dodge St.

» Malcolm X Memorial Foundation features Patricia “Big Mama” Barron with “Eating Real,” 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20, Malcolm X Center, 3448 Evans St., $10 donation.

» Open Mike and the Divine 9, 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 22, Thomspon Alumni Center, 6705 Dodge St.

» Proclaim Your Legacy: Poetry Slam, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Feb. 24, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Unity Room.

» 16th Annual African American History Challenge, 4 p.m., Feb. 27, North Magnet High School, 4410 N. 36th St.

» Showing of “A Time Remembered,” 5:30 to 7 p.m., Feb. 29, Sheldon Museum of Art, 451 N 12th St., Lincoln.

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