Black History Month

Black History Month Films for Teens

Teens will watch and discuss Chisholm '72 - Unbought & Unbossed (NR), the 2005 documentary film by Shola Lynch that chronicles Chisholm's 1972 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Black History Month Films for Teens

Teens will watch and discuss Ethnic Notions (NR), the 1987 documentary film by Marlon Riggs that traces the deep-rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-black prejudice in America.

Deanwood Nonfiction Book Group

 The Deanwood Nonfiction Book Group celebrates Black History Month with book discussions and reading aloud.

Jeopardy: Black History Trivia

Come test your knowledge about Black History in America in our trivia game.For ages 8+.

Our History Begins...

Enjoy films depicting the lives of African-Americans in America.For ages 8-12.

Celebrate African-American Inventors: Garrett A. Morgan

Learn about the invention of the traffic light by Garrett A. Morgan.For ages 5 - 7.

Celebrate Black Inventors: George Washington Carver

Learn about the important contributions of inventor and scientist George Washington Carver. Ages 8-10.

Minorities in the Media: New Directions?

Dr. Lee Thornton, Richard Eaton Chair in Broadcast Journalism and Interim Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Maryland--College Park, discusses the challenges of minorities in the digital age.

Film Screening: "Glory"

Black History Month special film showing:  Glory (122 minutes).For teens and adults.

Adult Book Group

Join our regularly scheduled Adult Book Group for a discussion of a novel by an African-American author to celebrate Black History Month. Check back closer to the date for the title.