African American History

Celebrate African American History with our events, and a diverse collection of booklists and blogs.

Events for All Ages

African American Inventors

Feb 1st | 12:00am - Feb 29th | 12:00am
Throughout February, explore a rotating series of self-guided activities highlighting contributions of African American inventors.

Lunch & Learn: Local African American Women History

Feb 23rd | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event
Join via Facebook Live at facebook.com/crrlnews. No Facebook account needed.

Cathay Williams: Buffalo Soldier

Mar 11th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Presented by storyteller Daisy Howard-Douglas.

Black History Reading Challenge

February 1-29

This month, learn more about Black history, celebrate Black authors and illustrators, and explore Black history through the arts.

For Adults

More Nonfiction for Adults

Adult Fiction Booklists

African American Fiction

Fiction, from a wide array of genres, all written by and about African American people.

African American Romance

Engaging romance novels by and about African Americans.

Notable Diverse Scares

From historical horror to modern terror, these books and movies by diverse authors and directors will keep you on the edge of your seat.

For Children & Teens

African American Inventors Series

African American Inventors

African American Inventors

Check out these titles for children and teens featuring the life and works of African American inventors, scientists, and innovators.

Children & Teen Booklists

Our Stories: The African American Experience for Children

Experience the brave and inspiring voices through these African American books for children up to grade 6.

Our Stories: The African American Experience for Teens

Experience the brave and inspiring voices of African Americans through these African American books for young adults.

For Children & Teens

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