- By Amber McClure
- Posted Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Black History Month to Celebrate Black Migrations
February is National Black History Month. This year's theme for library programs is "Black Migrations."
Between 1910-1940, about 1.75 million African Americans left the South to move to the North and Midwest. Beginning in 1967, many of them returned to the South. Along the way, they transformed America, spurring artistic, political and cultural movements.
Beginning in January, and throughout February, we'll have programs on African American genealogy, special storytimes and activities for children, movies for adults, dance performances, a short story contest, lectures and more.
On Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Central Library auditorium, African Americans in the Triad will discuss their migration experiences during a panel discussion.
Here is a complete list of Black History Month programs at the Library.
(Photos courtesy of the Forsyth County Public Library Photograph Collection. Photo on the bottom right courtesy of LibraryAware.)