Black History Month

Celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans to our country. Special events throughout the month include lectures, cultural performances and film screenings.

Upcoming Events

Friday
February
24
11:00​am
(Cypress Room)
Event Category: Library Events
Celebrate Black History Month with films that highlight the achievements of black Americans and recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. February 3: Ruby Bridges February 10: The Help February 17: I Am Ali February 24: Pride #blackhistory
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Saturday
February
25
2:00​pm
(Chickasaw - Stage)
Event Category: Library Events
From comics in the 1970s to a new Netflix series, the role of Luke Cage as the first black superhero in the United States has been a source of anxiety and aspiration. This talk explores the evolution of the original Blaxploitation heroes from the black power roots to his iconic links to the contemporary #BLACK LIVES MATTER movement. Presented by author and urban historian Julian Chambliss, Department Chair of Rollins College's Department of History. #blackhistory #meettheauthor
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Talbert T. Gray: Breaking Barriers No registration required
Sunday
February
26
2:00​pm
(Albertson Room)
Event Category: Library Events
When Talbert Gray joined WESH-TV in Orlando in 1969, he became the first black newsman on a commercial station in Florida. In a long career in TV, newspapers, magazines, and radio, Gray blazed trails and opened doors, changing media in the South forever. From interviewing celebrities and Civil Rights legends to publishing the first black magazine to celebrate diversity in Central Florida, Gray has compelling stories to tell from his fascinating life as a change-maker. This presentation is in partnership with the Orange County Regional History Center. #blackhistory
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