February is Black History Month, an annual observance that celebrates and recognizes the achievements and influence of African Americans in the United States. Originally observed as "Negro History Week," the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s brought increased awareness of Black identity, and the observance evolved into Black History Month. It has been designated as such for the month of February by every United States President since 1976. Black artists, musicians, sports figures, writers, activists, scientists, politicians, and actors have made important and varied contributions to American culture and society. At SCCLD, we offer a wealth of materials and programs for all ages that are entertaining and informative to help you share and honor the journey of our fellow Black Americans. We have compiled several lists showcasing Black stories, authors, poets, and artists, as well as offering relevant virtual programming for all ages during the month of February.
Black History Month Booklists for Adults:
Black History Month Programs for Adults (registration required):
Bonus Program March 22 @ 6:30pm: Author Q & A, opens a new window with Chef Bryant Terry, opens a new window, author of the new book Black Food, opens a new window
Black History Month booklists and program for Teens (registration required for the workshop):
Black History Month booklists for kids and program for all ages (registration required):