Tagged Black History Month

Art Department Celebrates Black History Month with African American Artists from Philadelphia

The Art Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia maintains a collection of artist files going back to the 19th century. Our artist files are folders that include article clippings, gallery announcements, artist statements,…

Reflections on Education and Race

Earlier this year, J. Matthew Catron, a Library Assistant in Phibrick Hall at  Parkway Central Library came to the Education, Philosophy, and Religion Department with a pitch: to bring Dr. Sheena Howard and her film Remixing…

How Will You Celebrate Black History Month?

Our libraries have a full lineup of programs and activities this February to celebrate the rich intellectual and cultural contributions made by the African American community. We have everything from performances and special guests to…

#OneBookWednesday: Storytelling Inspired by One Book

One Book, One Philadelphia is known for inspiring great conversations across the Philadelphia region. Last week, it also inspired some new stories altogether—as a panel of professional storytellers shared stories inspired by the…

Black History Month: Virginia Hamilton, the First African American Author to Win the Newbery Medal

In honor of Black History Month , this article will examine the life and work of the first African American author to win the Newbery Medal —Virginia Hamilton.    Virginia Hamilton won the Newbery Medal for M. C.…

#OneBookWednesday: Black History Is Family History

When I was growing up, Black History Month meant learning about Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other historical figures whose life’s work was crucial to my privileges of freedom and an education.…