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Celebrating Black History Month

The Library celebrates Black History Month with two displays that exhibit a plethora of works by African American writers and filmmakers.

The first display, located near the current periodicals, highlights the range and diversity of authors and literary genres past and present. Richard Wright’s articles in The Chicago Defender, Ntozake Shange’s poem “I Live in Music,” illustrated by Romare Bearden, and August Wilson’s drama Two Trains Running are among many prize-winning works. As Black History Month progresses, new offerings will be added each week.

The second display, near the Reference Desk, pays tribute to African American directors, editors, cinematographers, music producers, costume designers, and casting agents. When in the Library stop by and see the films that are in our collection that represent each category of achievement. 

All films and books on display are available to be checked out.