African American History Month

February is African American History Month, and you can participate at your local library.

All library branches will offer related programs: Take your kids to a themed storycraft at the Fairwood Branch, where they can hear a story written by an African American author and make a handprint peace tree! Attend African American history trivia at Eden Park, or come to a talk on the Baton Rouge civil rights movement at the Main Library! If you’re interested in genealogy, don’t miss the class on “Resources for African American Genealogy” at the Scotlandville Branch.

These are just some of the neat events happening next month, so check out the library events calendar to catch them all, and look at the African American History Month infoguide for more information.

To learn about African American history the rest of the year, visit the Black Heritage Room at the library’s Scotlandville Branch, where you can read books and journals by and about African Americans. You can also talk to one of the archivists in the Baton Rouge Room to learn more about local history – or check out the BRR’s digital collection.

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