Celebrate Black History Month with these Books and Movies from the Library

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library 

Join us in celebrating Black History Month at any of our 41 library locations throughout February. Explore these books, movies, and music lists handpicked by Library staff that highlight the joy, resilience, and rich history of Black culture.  

Picks by the MLK Coalition 

Each year the MLK Coalition generously donates part of the funds raised during the event for purchasing books about King and the civil rights movement. They also include an annual list of resources for all ages – this year curated around the theme of "Love, Power, Justice." Resource lists from past years are available at MLKCoalition.org. 

- Love - Power – Justice -

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CHPL Staff Picks

Martin Luther King and His Legacy

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let's celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and the lives of those who championed the fight for civil rights.

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Black History Month - Teen Fiction


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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Learn more about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the history of the Civil Rights Movement.

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How are you honoring Black History Month this year? Let us know in the comments below!