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Black History Month Programs

Black History Month: Honor the past, inspire the future. History, arts & culture, people

Black History Month is a celebration of the accomplishments by Black and African Americans and a tribute to the adversities they face in our nation’s history and present. Learn more about the contributions of Black artists and musicians, inventors and scientists, educators, athletes, and more through resources and events at Mid-Continent Public Library.

You can also browse all of our history programs.

The Harlem Renaissance: Courage, Grace, and Vision (Zoom)

Tuesday, February 27 | 7:00 p.m.
Zoom

The Harlem Renaissance was the beginning of an explosion in creativity that transformed African American identity and history.

Songs of the Black Pioneers

Tuesday, February 13 | 6:30 p.m.
Colbern Road
Saturday, February 17 | 2:30 p.m.
East Lee's Summit
Friday, February 23 | 4:30 p.m.
Grandview
Saturday, February 24 | 2:00 p.m.
Midwest Genealogy Center

Hear original songs from storyteller Brother John. His performance will explore the remarkable contributions of African American pioneers such as astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, champion bicycle racer Marshall "Major" Thomas, and more.

Tom Bass' Commencement Address

Wednesday, February 21 | 6:30 p.m.
Grandview
Monday, February 26 | 2:00 p.m.
Midwest Genealogy Center
Wednesday, February 28 | 6:30 p.m.
Riverside

Join storyteller and cultural historian Br. John as he portrays world-renowned equestrian and creator of the American Royal Horse Show, Tom Bass.

Black History Month

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