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Celebrate Black History Month At Your Library

February is Black History Month and we’re celebrating by offering a new Black Writers Collection, suggested reading lists, online research resources, and virtual programming that highlights the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans.

 

  1. Browse and check out titles from the NEW Black Writers Collection. The Library’s new collection consists of fiction and non-fiction from noteworthy and award-winning Black authors that have amplified the Black voice, reflected Black life or worked to shape the cultural conversation. Most of the titles and authors were nominated or winners of the NAACP Image Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, Poet Laureate’s, other national prize winners, or are a part of the ZORA Canon. (Search >> Black Writers Collection for a full list of titles)

  2. Celebrate the legacy of the Mildred L. Terry Public Library and the Liberty District with free public art.
    Commissioned by the Muscogee County Library Foundation in 2019, artist Najee Dorsey’s  mural celebrates the heritage of the Library and the Liberty District. Featuring the multimedia collage format for which the artist is known nationally, the piece highlights icons from the community’s past and present interspersed with other images that invoke feelings of celebration, contemplation and strength. Included in the mural are tributes to the three branch managers who have served the community – Ms. Terry, Helene Watson and current manager, Silvia Bunn.


  3. Attend A Black History Month Program … Virtually!
    Learn something new by attending a few virtual programs on our social media channels. Subscribe on YouTube.CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
    Wednesday, February 3   

    Wednesday, February 10

        

    PROGRAMS FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
    Monday, February 8 

    Wednesday, February 10   

    Saturday, February 20  

    • 2PM
      Dessert & Drama Book Club
      Where to Join: REGISTER | Facebook

  4. Research With Free Online Resources

    African American Family Research on Ancestry.com
    Black History Collection, Fold 3 by Ancestry
    400 Years of African American History, National Park Service
    African American History, National Archives
    The History Makers: The Nation’s Largest African American Video Oral History Collection
    National Museum of African American History and Culture, Virtual Exhibitions
    Stories to Celebrate Black History Month, StoryCorps
    National Underground Railroad, Freedom Center Online Learning Resources
    Genealogy Reads Available For Checkout
    Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama by Frazine Taylor
    A Students Guide to African American Genealogy by Anne Johnson (this is a teen book)
    A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering your African-American Ancestors: How to Find and Record your Unique Heritage by Franklin Carter Smith
    The African American Family’s Guide to Tracing Our Roots: Healing, Understanding and REsotring Our Families by Roland Barksdale-Hall
    Black Roots by Tony Burrows
    Somerset Homecoming by Dorothy RedfordSuggested DVDs
    Finding your Roots by Henry Lewis Gates
    African American Lives
    African American Lives 2


  5. Join a Live Lecture  
    Athlete. Scholar. Activist: Chapters in the Life of Dr. Pellom McDaniels III” will take place on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at 3 p.m. The event will begin with a screening of the film “Flash Here and There Like Falling Stars: The Life and Work of Dr. Pellom McDaniels III,” followed by a conversation with special guests Valerie Boyd, author and journalism professor at the University of Georgia; Leatrice Ellzy, executive director of Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta and senior director of programming at the Apollo Theater in New York City; Fahamu Pecou, artist and scholar; and Joe Posnanski, sportswriter and author. The moderator will be Nsenga Burton, co-director of the Film and Media Management concentration at Emory University.
    Though this is a free event, registration is required. You may do so here.


  6. Watch A Conversation with Bakari Sellers
    This is a replay of a virtual conversation between best-selling author and CNN commentator Bakari Sellers and playwright Natalia Temegsen of Columbus State University. The conversation took place as a part of the Muscogee County Library Foundation’s Gala weekend on January 29, 2021. The event was presented by the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries.


  7. Check out the Macon Museum Pass and visit the Tubman Museum
    With the Macon Museum Pass, you can visit the Museum of Arts and SciencesTubman Museum, and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. You’ll  have access to a rich history of cultural, scientific, artistic and athletic achievement through exhibits featuring rare artifacts, artwork, and educational programming.
    Check Availability 


  8. Read Books!! Suggested Reading Lists
    ebooks, Movies & Music from hoopla 
    ebooks from Overdrive: Black Voices 

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