Black History Month

Cover for Selma

Black History Month Screening: Selma

Join us on Tuesday, February 16 at 6 pm for a free screening of the movie Selma in honor of Black History Month. Selma is the dramatic depiction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964.
Birmingham Jail Players

Birmingham Jail Players Present

You are cordially invited to a performance by the Birmingham Jail Players in celebration of Black History Month.  We will be presenting readings by African Americans from the District of Columbia.  Please join us at Palisades Library on Monday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. The same program will be offered at Bellevue Library on Tuesday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m.
Black Strugle

Black History Movie Mania

The Struggle Continues every Wednesday Morning during the month of February, as the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library presents films that showcase African American heritage.  All films will screen in the Children's reading room, which will be open to all adults during the showtimes of the film screening.
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African American Authors and Illustrators Story Time

Come to the Parklands-Turner Library for a Special Edition Black History Month Story Time - Wednesday, February 17th at 6 p.m.
Lost in the Stars: Photo by Karli Cadel, The Glimmerglass Festival

Lost in the Stars: an Evening with the Washington National Opera

In partnership with the Washington National Opera, DC Public Library presents a discussion of the upcoming Kennedy Center program, Lost in the Stars.
Teens, Black History Month Programs

Fun Black History Month Events for Teens

Three fun Black History Events for Teens A Movie & Popcorn: "Slavery by Another Name" challenges one of American’s most cherished ideals: that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation.  This film documents how for more than 80 years, thousands of African Americans, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested,and forced to work without pay. Feb. 12 @ 2pm
Birmingham Jail Players

Birmingham Jail Players Present

You are cordially invited to a performance by the Birmingham Jail Players in celebration of Black History Month.  We will be presenting readings by African Americans from the District of Columbia.  Please join us at Bellevue Library on Tuesday, February 16, at 6:30 pm. The same program will be offered at Palisades Library on Monday, February 22, at 7:30 pm.
Black History Month resource book

African-American History Month Celebration!

Does your child want to learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.? Rosa Parks? The Honorable Thurgood Marshall? Jackie Robinson? Children will be invited to re-enact famous scenes from African-American History and will learn about these individuals and much more! Families are welcome to attend. 
Photo of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass Birthday Celebration

Come to the Anacostia Neighborhood Library to celebrate the birthday of Frederick Douglass! The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site will be partnering with the library to offer a program on the occasion of the great Mr. Douglass's 198th birthday. The event will begin with a story time program for children, which will be followed by a presentation about the new historic site honoring Harriet Tubman. The event will conclude with a look at the many visitors to Frederick Douglass's home of Cedar Hill, and will explore some of the stories that were told about Douglass's home.
Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 27.  Copies of this month's selection, The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois are available for checkout at the information desk. 

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