Macy’s has kicked off their Black History Month celebration by welcoming appearances and speaking engagements by some of Black America’s notable innovators in music, entertainment, fashion, and technology, who have made significant impact in their respected fields.


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: Laverne Cox attends 19th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Issa Rae at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

As part of Macy’s Black History Month celebrations, actress, writer and producer Issa Rae will appear at Macy’s Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles. Macy’s will also welcome Emmy® -nominated actress and equal rights advocate, Laverne Cox, at Herald Square in New York City. Both will participate in moderated conversations about Black history, their inspirations and innovation in showbiz.

“These upcoming Black History events serve as wonderful opportunities for Macy’s to bring bold, ground-breaking Black innovators into our stores and to our communities,” said Kristyn Doar-Page, Macy’s vice president of Diversity & Inclusion Strategies. “As a retailer committed to celebrating trailblazers, Macy’s is thrilled to open a space where our community can engage with these artists as they share their life stories and inspirations.”

Macy’s Black History Month events will be held at the following stores:
Macy’s Herald Square (New York City) – Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m.
Macy’s Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles) – Saturday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. with Issa Rae
Macy’s State Street (Chicago) – Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m.
Macy’s Metro Center (Washington, D.C.) – Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m.
Macy’s Culver City (Los Angeles) – Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m.
Macy’s Center City (Philadelphia) – Thursday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Macy’s Herald Square (New York City) – Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. with Laverne Cox
Macy’s Union Square (San Francisco) – Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.
Macy’s Lenox Square (Atlanta) – Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Macy’s Herald Square (New York City) – Saturday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m.
Macy’s Aventura (Aventura, FL) – Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.
Macy’s Herald Square (New York City) – Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.