Black History Month

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month this February.

Black History Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is a time to recognize and celebrate the rich and diverse history of African Americans. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

Although we should recognize the achievements of African Americans all throughout the year, Black History Month provides a good opportunity to dedicate some time to learning something new.

  • Alice Ball was an African American chemist who developed the first successful treatment for those suffering from Hansen’s disease (leprosy).

Books

Take a look at what we’re reading this February to celebrate Black History Month.

Programs

Bi-Okoto Drum Workshop
Friday, Feb. 8
11 am – 12 pm
Ages 5 – 11
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

Homeschool Hub: Bi-Okoto
Friday, Feb. 8
1 – 2 pm
Ages 11 – 18
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

Adventure Club: Celebrate Black History Month
Monday, Feb. 18
4 – 5 pm
Grades 1 – 5
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

More News

Sources

https://www.biography.com/tag/black-history

https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-facts

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/14-individuals-who-made-black-history-n722051

https://www.oprahmag.com/life/g25954127/african-american-historical-figures/

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/11-black-lgbtq-history-makers-you-should-know-n848631

https://www.today.com/popculture/12-best-black-history-month-books-2019-t147914