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.

African-Americans: Past & Present

Upcoming Events

cancelled No Registration Required
Saturday
February
16
11:00​am
In this interactive, family friendly program, Dr. Johnston Bush shares traditional folktales and songs that participants choose and sometimes create by selecting items from her Rocking Story Bag.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
February
16
11:00​am
Honor Black History Month by learning how slaves were able to escape following the constellations.
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Saturday
February
16
11:00​am
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Storytime
Clap, sing, and shout as we come together to beat the story drum. Let yourself feel the power of stories from Africa that have inspired storytellers from all around the world.
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No Registration Required
Saturday
February
16
11:30​am
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Share the beauty of African life and culture through a unique folkloric performance filled with drumming, dance and storytelling. Recommended for preschool, lower and upper elementary.
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Saturday
February
16
11:45​am
(North Orange - Ask at Desk)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Enjoy storytime which introduces children to the history, heroes, stories, and music of the African American culture.
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African-American Read-In

Orlando Public Library
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2 p.m.

Celebrate African-American literature in poetry, story, and song, performed by local luminaries in conjunction with the 29th Annual National African-American Read-In. This event is free and open to the public. See highlights from last year's event in the video linked above.

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