African American History Month


Living Legends

Patricia Smith Prather wins the Mayor's History Makers Award


 

I (heart) Spike Lee
Spike Lee Movie Marathon

A month-long celebration of a trailblazing filmmaker is now showing at a library near you. Enjoy popcorn, candy, and giveaways!

Movies that are showing:
Do The Right Thing | Blakklansman | Get On The Bus | Crooklyn | He Got Game | Malcolm X | Inside Man | Miracle at St. Anna | Malcolm X

View calendar of showtimes


The Living Room at HPL 
Celebrate African American History Month 
Saturday, February 9 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Morris Frank Library an HPL Express Location

Come celebrate African American History month with conversation about tracing your family history, Line Dance, Face Painting, Storytime, crafts and refreshments!

The African American Library at the Gregory School
Lecture Series focusing on Black Migrations

February 9 | 2 PM - 4 PM
Dr. Debbie Harwell received her Ph.D. in U.S. history from the  University of Houston where she has served as the managing editor, and  now editor, of Houston History magazine since 2009. Join us as  she presents, “On the Road to Houston: Freedom, Agency, and Cultural  Revolution”, an exploration of the migration of African Americans to  Houston during Reconstruction and the Great Migration through the  mid-twentieth century. 

February 16 | 2 PM - 4 PM
Dr. Alexander Byrd is an Associate Professor of History at Rice  University.  Professor Byrd’s area of expertise is Afro America,  especially black life in the Atlantic world and the Jim Crow South. Byrd  regularly offers lecture and discussion courses on The Origins of  Afro-America; Black America: From Nadir though the Great Depression;  Contemporary African American History; and Race, Education, and Society  in the Urban South. On occasion, he has taught the first half of the  American history survey: Early America. Byrd is a four time recipient of  the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching (2006, 2013, 2015, and  2018) and in 2010 he was the recipient of the Presidential Mentoring  Award. 

February 23 | 2 PM -  4PM
Dr. Alexander Byrd is an Associate Professor of History at Rice  University.  Professor Byrd’s area of expertise is Afro America,  especially black life in the Atlantic world and the Jim Crow South. Byrd  regularly offers lecture and discussion courses on The Origins of  Afro-America; Black America: From Nadir though the Great Depression;  Contemporary African American History; and Race, Education, and Society  in the Urban South. On occasion, he has taught the first half of the  American history survey: Early America. Byrd is a four time recipient of  the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching (2006, 2013, 2015, and  2018) and in 2010 he was the recipient of the Presidential Mentoring  Award.   

AFRO X Festival
Saturday, February 23 | 1 PM
Northeast Multi-Service Center (Lakewood temporary location)
Come to our first expo celebrating the life and culture of African Americans in Houston. See live demonstrations, attend workshops, get free health screenings and meet a vareity  of commuity organizations and vendors.

  • Hair Care and Grooming Demos
  • Cooking Demostrations
  • Poetry Workshop
  • Swing Dancing Presentation
  • Tarot & Numerology Demos
  • AIDS/HIV Screenings
  • Mental Health Screenings 
  • Sickle Cell Anemia Screenings
  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Diabetes Screenings

WITS Poetry Slam
Saturday, March 23
The African American Library at the Gregory School

Join WITS and students who perform their sensational works of spoken word. 


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