Celebrate Black History Month

  1. Sat Feb. 23

    Black History Month: Changing Views of African-American History at the Bear Library Join us as we reveal history from an African American point of view in “1619 to 2019- A Commemoration of 400 Years of African-American Contributions.” Our discussion may enlighten you! Presented by Delaware Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. Registration recommended. All ages, under 12 with a caregiver.
  2. Sat Feb. 23

    Black History Month: African Dance Performance at the Delaware City Library Celebrate Black History Month with a performance from African dance troupe Sankofa African Dance Company. All ages.
  3. Sat Feb. 23

    Black History Month: From Africa to the Americas at the Claymont Library Journey from Africa to the Americas with music, song, dance and stories, highlighting the similarities between traditional African culture and African-influenced culture in the Americas. Audience participation is a must as this is a village-oriented presentation. Presented by Kamau Ngom, Delaware Humanities Forum. All ages.
  4. Sun Feb. 24

    Black History Month: Documentary: James Newton: A Life Story in Art at the Route 9 Library Learn about Dr. James Newton, an award-winning artist, prolific author, community activist and Professor Emeritus of Black American Studies at the University of Delaware. Dr. Newton creates personal and political art using a unique style of abstraction, line and color. Film introduced by Sharon K. Baker of Teleduction, Inc. Ages 13-Adults.
  5. Tue Feb. 26

    Black History Month Story Time at the Woodlawn Library Stories from African-American authors are shared and celebrated. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Daycares limited to 10 children. Ages 1-5.
  6. Tue Feb. 26

    Black History Month: Story Time with the Author at the Brandywine Hundred Library Delaware native and accomplished golf pro Earl Cooper reads from his picture books that celebrate Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Ages 4+.
  7. Wed Feb. 27

    Black History Month: Drumming with Pape Demba Samb at the Corbit-Calloway Library Interactive and educational traditional drumming from Africa. Ages 2+
  8. Wed Feb. 27

    Black History Month: Discover Your Culture through Drama! Part II at the Kirkwood Library Explore the past of the African-American culture through drama. Stay tuned for more information. Adults.
  9. Wed Feb. 27

    Black History Month: Private Elbert: Voices of the Past at the Kirkwood Library Hear the story of the once-forgotten cemetery and the local United States Colored Troops buried there. Presented by living historian Willis Phelps as Private James Elbert, who served with the USCT during the Civil War. All ages.
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