African American History Month

Explore the Cosmos and Celebrate African American History Month

mae jemisonIn honor of African American History Month, come to North Channel to explore the cosmos on Thursday, February 19th @ 4:30 pm.

Today's Teen Movie Monday!

Start the beginning of your week by kicking back, watching a great movie and enjoying tasty snacks. Today's movie is Disney's The Princess and the Frog

Snacks will be provided by the Friends of Freeman Library

Celebrate African American History Month in Stanzas and Song


A poet’s connection to history is often palpable, whether they are speaking directly to the past or reaching out to us Lucille Clifton Plaque, "For Cornelia" from some bygone era. Within American poetry, there is a rich tradition of African American voices speaking to both their personal histories and the larger historical narratives that have shaped their lives. A reader could explore African American history this month through the voices of Jazz Poetry, the Harlem Renaissance, or the Black Arts Movement, some of whom you’ll find on this list. I’ve added a couple newcomers and names that might be a little less familiar, too. Plus, there’s Tupac. All the makings of a good jumping off point to celebrate African American history this February. 

African American Genealogy

Finding Your African American Ancestors



Do you want to find out more about your ancestors, but you aren’t really sure how to get started with the search?


February Events in the Children's Department

February is the shortest month, but it's packed with fun celebrations!  Here's some programs for children to attend:

Book Hunters in Brief #59: African American History Month

This week, Book Hunters encourage you to read about some lesser known African Americans who have nonetheless spurred big changes in the world.

Celebrate African American History Month @ HCPL

Harris County Public Library invites you and the whole family to celebrate the contributions made by African Americans to this nation's history and culture. All month long, HCPL branches will present events ranging from genealogy workshops and programs highlighting African Americans in science to crafts and storytimes, as well as musical and dramatic performances. Please join us!

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