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If you have been to the Lovett Memorial Library recently, you have likely seen the Black Lives Matter book walk prominently displayed in its park. The idea came from Lisa Browne of Colorful… continue reading Lovett Library's Book Walk Continues the Conversation on Race

By written by Dana G.    June 23, 2021    2

by Erin H . and Kayla H. What does it feel like to be a child living through war and displacement? How can young people in the United States learn to develop empathy for young people around the… continue reading Palestinian Stories in Literature for Young People

By written by Administrator    June 21, 2021   

The oldest known celebration of the end of enslavement in U.S. history, Juneteenth is a day that recognizes freedom and liberation. Juneteenth, a combination of the words "June" and… continue reading The Commemoration of Juneteenth

By written by Inaara S.    June 14, 2021   

Eight weeks of programs diving into The Tradition , Jericho Brown’s collection of poetry and the One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 title , have gone by in the blink of an eye. We read, we… continue reading Re-Creating Our World: Join Us for the One Book, One Philadelphia Finale

By written by Brittanie S.    June 7, 2021   

May 31 of this year marks an awful anniversary in our country and one we are still coming to terms with— The Tulsa Race Riots , which have been called "the single worst incident of… continue reading Unspeakable: Taking Time for Tulsa

By written by Jeff B.    May 27, 2021   

What do Guion Bluford , Angela Davis , Hank Aaron , Maya Angelou , Katherine G. Johnson , Eartha Kitt , Sonny Rollins , Gordon Parks , Ntozake Shange , and E. Lynn Harris all have in common? They… continue reading Introducing the HistoryMakers Digital Archive!

By written by Jamie B.    February 16, 2021   

Are you interested in reading new authors? Are you looking for a safe place to discuss literature and culture? Then this book club is for you! The YA / Adult Multicultural Book Club has a focus on… continue reading Join Our New YA and Adult Multicultural Book Club!

By written by Kayla J.    October 7, 2020    5

The Free Library is pleased to announce a new digital resource that provides access to the most distinguished African American Newspapers in the United States. Cardholders now have access to 10… continue reading Black History. Black News. Black Voices.

By written by Jamie B.    July 30, 2020    5

Although many people associate the term "folk music" with white musicians like Pete Seeger , there is a long tradition in the United States of Black folk musicians. In fact, without the… continue reading Discover Black Folk Musicians

By written by Natalie H.    July 8, 2020    2

Right now, it seems like everyone is reading books about race. The New York Times  bestsellers list is currently made up almost entirely of books about race and racism, with the "big… continue reading There's More to #BlackLivesMatter Than Booklists

By written by Jamie B.    June 30, 2020    5

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in… continue reading George Washington Carver: Inventor, Environmentalist, Mentor, and Role Model

By written by Sharyl O.    June 24, 2020   

On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas, and he had an announcement to make. More than two years before, President Abraham Lincoln had signed… continue reading Juneteenth Matters

By written by Kalela W.    June 18, 2020    1

Philadelphia's Mayor Kenney has declared Friday, June 19, 2020 a City holiday in recognition of Juneteenth! Juneteenth is the most popular annual celebration of Emancipation, and commemorates… continue reading Picture ebook Highlights | Celebrating Juneteenth!

By written by Monica C.    June 18, 2020   

by Kalela W. and Andrew N. Celebrate Pride by standing up against racism. Black lives Matter. freelibrary.org/pride Fifty years ago, in June 1970, LGBTQ+ people in cities across the United States… continue reading Pride, Black Lives Matter, and Solidarity

By written by Kalela W.    June 4, 2020    3

Dear Free Library community, We are enraged and heartbroken.  The murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police—and the senseless murders of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, among… continue reading The Free Library Stands Against Racism

By written by Siobhan Reardon    June 3, 2020    6

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a strongly celebrated day in Philadelphia. People of all ages come together to support their communities and uplift the values of MLK’s civil rights leadership… continue reading MLK Day of Service | When the Youth Lead

By written by Gennifer R.    January 15, 2020   

For Baby Boomers, the words “Land Shark”, “Samurai Delicatessen”, “Coneheads”, and “The Blues Brothers” conjures up adventures on the wild frontier… continue reading Brought To You In Living Color

By written by Violet L.    August 23, 2018   

I’m a transplant from The West—the Great Plains to be more specific: A vast under-watered area covering parts of 10 states. Picture a lonely landscape of farms, ranches, and open skies… continue reading QUEST : Our City, Our Times, and a Family Bound by Love

By written by David N.    July 6, 2018   

A little over a week ago, on the same day that a hate-fueled gathering was taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia, a group of teenagers was gathering at a small library in Philadelphia to talk… continue reading Second Annual Social Justice Symposium Wrap Up

By written by Erin H.    August 23, 2017    1