Rochester NAACP lines up events to celebrate Black History Month

(ABC 6 News) – With the start of February comes the start of Black History Month.

The Rochester NAACP has announced a series of virtual speakers that will take place every Saturday for the month of February from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topics range from housing and redistricting to celebrating black art and those who were killed fighting for the rights of African-Americans.

Barbara L. Jordan, the secretary of the Rochester Branch NAACP provided some insight into these speakers.

"It’s the topics we wanted to explore, both to educate not only on the history of African Americans, and we try to keep it very localized. They’re experts in the areas we’re exploring, and help us to have a different perspective on people of color."

Jordan also suggested checking with the local libraries or art centers on other events throughout the month of February.