Black History Month


Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Seth Kibel uses video clips and recordings to trace Ella Fitzgerald’s rise from teen star to jazz royalty with her legendary “Songbook” recordings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall Library. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration […]


Black History Month Dinner Series With Chef Elijah Milligan (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

Cook alongside renowned Chef Elijah Milligan, founder of Cooking for the Culture – a platform designed to elevate and highlight black culinary professionals, for a free prerecorded dinner cooking demo to celebrate Black history and culture. Participants will receive a grocery and equipment list a week prior, for those who […]


Take, Make, and Meet: Paper Mosaics (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn about African-American artist Alma Thomas and create beautiful mosaics in her style. Join us for a celebration of African-American Expressionist artist Alma Thomas. We’ll be learning about her life and art while we make paper mosaics on canvas. We’ll be recreating one of her pieces together and providing another […]


⭐ Making a Difference: African American Women of the Civil Rights Movement (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Making a Difference: African American Women of the Civil Rights Movement Learn about African American women who were instrumental in shaping the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s. Discuss the contributions of activists such as Ruby Dee, Angela Davis, Daisy Bates, and Ruby Bridges. Enjoy listening to lesser […]


Bookcase Tour: Black Writers, The Jazz Age, and The Harlem Renaissance (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

The Harlem Renaissance is the fulcrum for this look “behind the bookcase” at great Black writers. Beginning with Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first acclaimed Black poet after Emancipation, we’ll spend the bulk of our time with letters and first editions of poet Langston Hughes and philosopher Alain LeRoy Locke-including the […]


Graphic Designs for Black History Month (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Honoring noble African Americans by creating graphic images or items for Black History Month. Click on the link to register for this live event. You may also email us at orl@prattlibrary or register by phone by dialing 410-396-0970. AUDIENCE: Teens


⭐ Performance: The Life of Harriet Tubman (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

To celebrate Black History Month, reenactor Gina Lee will share the story of Harriet Tubman’s life, her Underground Railroad experience, her achievements and conclude with her death & final resting place.  Ms. Lee has performed with Arena Players, Inc.  and portrayed Harriet Tubman in Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee. Dial-In Information Please […]


⭐ Meet Brontez Purnell, Author of ‘100 Boyfriends’ (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Kaitlyn Greenidge Brontez Purnell is the author of Since I Laid My Burden Down, a debut novel about growing up gay in 1980s Alabama that “not only holds its own as queer literature, but also expands upon it” (San Francisco Chronicle). The winner of a 2018 Whiting […]