Experience African American History Month at your San Antonio Public Library
Cities and communities across the country are commemorating African American History Month by hosting events both celebratory and reflective. Nationally, the Library of Congress established that this year’s theme, “Black Women in American Culture and History” honor African American women and the myriad of roles they have played in the past and continue to play today, in the shaping of our nation. The contributions of African American women – like heroines, Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman or artists like Ella Fitzgerald and Whoopi Goldberg, to political activists and leaders like Barbara Jordan and First Lady Michelle Obama – cannot be underestimated, nor can their stories of strength, fearlessness, and success be over told.
This February, the San Antonio Public Library is telling their stories and the stories of so many great African Americans in American history at each of its branches acrossSan Antonio. Each branch is hosting book displays focused on the achievements, contributions, and culture of African Americans. Many are also hosting music celebrations, story times, and discussions about the dark history of slavery, African Americans in the military and their role in the Civil War, genealogy studies, family movie nights and so much more.
African American history IS American history. Visit a branch to find out how it plans to commemorate this exciting time… or even better, visit www.mysapl.org and see what ALL of the branches are doing! If you’re a fan of our Facebook page, visit us regularly as we’ll be posting information about some of these events. If you aren’t a fan of ours, you should become one (The-San-Antonio-Public-Library). Our friends list is growing every day!