BLACK HISTORY MONTH
celebrate Black history month
Celebrate our Black community this February with virtual programming, curated material lists, and resource guides to help patrons learn more about Black experiences, accomplishments, and history.
Tuesday, February 6
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Wednesday, February 16
Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Find more programs for Black History Month further down on this page!
documentaries & online viewing
Celebrate Black History Month by streaming a variety of music and films from Hoopla, accessible through the Downers Grove Public Library website with your DGPL library card. Search 'Black History' to find titles. Use the filters to find materials for a preferred audience or format.
online exhibits & Programs
This Web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. They have joined in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. You can browse a dynamic collection of dedicated collections, audio and video, and images.
Located in Chicago, the DuSable was the first non-profit museum of the history and culture of Africans and African Americans. They have online and recorded events, as well as in-person.
Explore an online collection of images by Topic, Date/Era, Name, Object Type, and Place.
Browse a curated collection of digital materials from around the world, including an 4,000-entry encyclopedia, full transcript of speeches, primary documents, and links to over 400 website sources of black history.
Provides an extensive collection of documents, letters, images, and music.
Houses historical documents and records from the United States government. Their website provides access to digitized documents related to Black history, such as slave narratives and civil rights records.
Examine the varied history and life of African American arts and artisans.
A museum dedicated to the history of the civil rights movement. Their website features online exhibits, educational resources, and a timeline of key events in civil rights history.
Find a month-long series of programs that highlight Black achievements. You can browse virtual programming on their webpage dedicated to Black History Month, as well as find links to online exhibits. Take a listen to their Sidedoor podcast, too, where they discuss Harlem Renaissance sculptors and celebrity chefs.
Books & Movies
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For more information or questions email ATS@dglibrary.org.