• By Don Dwiggins
  • Posted Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Black History Month to Examine the State of Black Education in America

February is National Black History Month. This year's theme is the "Crisis in Black Education" and focuses on the challenges and obstacles that have faced the Black community in education since the end of slavery.

Join us as we explore the history of African American education, its impact on Black America, on American society as a whole, and the challenges and opportunities that await.

Throughout the month there will also be programs on getting started doing African American genealogy, special storytimes and activities for children, movies for adults, drumming performances by the Healing Force, lectures and much more. Here is a complete list of Black History Month programs at the Library.