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Black History Month Events at Piedmont Arts

This February, Piedmont Arts has lined up a variety of exhibits and programs that recognize and celebrate Black History Month. From a performance by noted writer and actor Mike Wiley focusing on the Montgomery bus boycott, to its annual African American Read-In with storyteller Fred Motley, to an exhibit featuring work by contemporary African American artist Tawny Chatmon, the museum is taking a comprehensive look at the contributions of African American artists to the arts and culture of our region.

Mike Wiley will perform his one-man play, Tired Souls: King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Piedmont Arts. The play opens in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955 – the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. Her determination was the catalyst that inspired Montgomery’s black citizens to abandon all travel on city buses until they were no longer forced to sit in the back or stand when a white person boarded. But there wer…

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