Black History Month
U.S. Embassy Commemorates Black History Month
PAS No 03; February 1, 2011
Ashgabat, February 1, 2011 – In celebration of the impact of African-Americans on United States culture and society, the U.S. Embassy is proud to announce a program of events to mark Black History Month. Every year since 1976, the United States has set aside the month of February to honor the history and culture of African-Americans. It is a time to reflect upon their struggles and successes, and to learn more about the incredible journey that has brought African-Americans from slavery through the struggle for civil rights and into positions of respect, equality and leadership.
Throughout February, members of the American Embassy will host a series of presentations, cultural programs and concerts throughout Turkmenistan. In particular, the Embassy will host public film screenings of well-known American films. The films will be shown in Russian. Entrance is free and open to the public.
- Dashoguz – 18:00 on Thursday, February 3 at the Andalip Music and Drama Theater of Dashoguz Velayat
- Mary – 18:00 on Wednesday, February 9, at the Kemine Drama Theater of Mary Velayat
- Ashgabat – 12:00 and 15:00 on Saturday, February 12 at the Turkmenistan Concert and Cinema Hall
- Balkanabat - 18:30 on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at the Balkan Velayat Music and Drama Theatre
Please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at (993 12) 361365 and (993 12) 363331 for more information about any event related to Black History Month.