Black History

Black History is American History

Black History Month highlights the many contributions made by African Americans to the story of our country. We recognize generations of heroes who overcame overwhelming odds to achieve greatness and share their inspiring stories. We’re positive that you’ll grow and learn with our many offerings this month!

Programs & Events

Take part in the many ways the Library is paying tribute to Black History Month—ranging from family friendly events, showings of films focusing on Black history, art expos, and much more!

Experience the inspiring local stories of brave souls escaping slavery on the Underground Railroad. Write, paint, and reflect with inspiration from Black artists, civil rights activists, and leaders from all sectors of our society.

You can even travel back in time and hear the spoken words of African Americans from Stark County with oral histories in our digital Stark Memory Collection, opens a new window.

These are just a few of the ways to enrich yourself at the Library during Black History Month. Enjoy events for all ages all month long!

Black History Month Events

No related upcoming events.

If you would like learn more about Black History month, click here to download a resource sheet with more information.

Research African American Heritage

A hitorical photo of a group of African Americans

African American Heritage

Ease the often-difficult path to discovering African American family history. Navigate challenges with devoted researchers and resources.

Research Black History

Black Life in America database

Black Life in America

Discover the African American experience from 1783 until today through the eyes of journalists. Read stories by topic, era, and event.

Staff Picks

To commemorate this month-long celebration, our librarians have created a list of reading materials just for you. We encourage you to borrow any of these books –which feature African American authors and stories.

February is... Black History Month

Looking for a great read this month? In honor of the month-long celebration, our librarians hand-picked a collection of books just for you!

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