Black History Month

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.

February Book Club Discussion: "Kindred," by Octavia Butler

The CCHDC Book Club will meet to discussion Octavia Butler's classic novel Kindred.