NYPL celebrates Black History Month with over 100 events, curated exhibitions and booklists

AmNews Staff Reports | 2/11/2021, midnight
Throughout February, The New York Public Library is commemorating Black History Month with several online events and programs, virtual exhibitions, ...
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Bill Moore photo

Throughout February, The New York Public Library is commemorating Black History Month with several online events and programs, virtual exhibitions, information and educational tools, and reading recommendations to amplify Black voices, history and experiences.

The offerings aim to help foster a better understanding of Black culture and the Black experience. Information on the more than 100 virtual events happening for adults, kids and teens across the Library system (which serves the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, but is accessible to all virtually) can be found at nypl.org/events/blackhistorymonth.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem is hosting a series of programs throughout the month including a discussion with National Book Award winner and anti-racist activist Ibram X. Kendi and award-winning historian Keisha N. Blain, and a presentation by Schomburg curator Dr. Michelle Commander hosting an event Feb. 16 for the launch of her book.