“HOME: AN EVENING WITH VENNIE DEAS-MOORE”: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cooper Branch of the Richland County Public Library, 5317 Trenholm Road. The folk life photographer will share photos and stories of Columbia and the Lowcountry, African-American heritage and Gullah culture. (803) 787-3462; www.myrcpl.com
“FREEDOM RIDERS”: 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fine Arts Conference Room B at Benedict College. Screening of the PBS documentary and discussion led by Jackie R. Booker of the Criminal Justice Department. For a complete schedule of Benedict’s events, go to www.benedict.edu/events and click on “harambee.”
RECOVERING THE PAST: 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Northeast Regional Branch of the Richland County Public Library, 7490 Parklane Road. Ginetta V. Hamilton (“Black History: Someone Forgot to Teach the Children”), will discuss the struggles and contributions of blacks in South Carolina and throughout the country. (803) 736-6575; www.myrcpl.com
BLACK HISTORY CONCERT: 5 p.m. Feb. 18 at Zion Chapel Baptist Church #1, Walter Hills Road. Performance by the City Baptist Jubilee Choir Union’s Special Choir.
“THE MEETING”: 7 p.m. in the Ponder Fine Arts Center Theater at Benedict College. Jeff Stetson’s fictional play about a clandestine meeting between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in 1965. (803) 705-4518. For a complete schedule of Benedict’s events, go to www.benedict.edu/events and click on harambee.
LEGENDS OF … CONCERT: Patti Austin and Ramsey Lewis, 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Koger Center. Tickets are $45-$65; VIP package (orchestra seats and reception), $95; seniors, students and groups of 10 or more, $40-$50. Proceeds benefit the Auntie Karen Foundation. (803) 251-2222; www.capitoltickets.com
HARAMBEE FESTIVAL: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Mays Human Resources Center arena at Benedict College. Food, art, music, KIJIJI Children’s Village, health screenings, Gospel Choir concert and more. For a complete schedule of Benedict’s events, go to www.benedict.edu/events and click on harambee.
BLACK HISTORY PRODUCTION: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Gunter’s Chapel Baptist Church, 1631 Windover Road. Church youth will present a timeline of African-Americans’ journey from struggle to success.
BOUND FOR CANAAN: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD:Presentation by historian Ron Roth, 7 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Sandhills Branch of the Richland County Public Library. (803) 699-9230; www.myrcpl.com