February is African American History month, which has been celebrated in the United States
since it began in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Following are two sites that are
cholk-full of Black History month information:
Clear your calendars and plan to spend an enjoyable and informational noon hour at the
African American Read-In scheduled at the Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior,
on Thursday, February 5, starting at Noon. This local event is hosted by
Lincoln City Libraries, Clyde Malone Community Center and UNL-Libraries. Members of the
community have been invited to select an excerpt from a work that is by or about
an African American, which will then be read aloud to the audience. At this time,
the schedule of readers includes:
Rev. Wayne Reynolds
Lela Knox Shanks
City of Lincoln Fire Chief Niles Ford
Te Anna Brown
The African American Read-In is a project of the Black Caucus of the
National Council of Teachers of English and its goal is to make literacy a
significant part of Black History Month. This year marks its 20th anniversary nationally;
locally, this is the Library's 4th year! Additional information is located at:
What African American history months have you attended? What did you learn? If held again,
would you recommend to friends/family?
Enjoy African American music from the first half of the 20th century.
With your library card in hand, go to the Library's home page.
From the menu on the left, select Research Tools, Resource Resources, African American Song.
When prompted, enter your 14 digit library card barcode number and select away. Enjoy!