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Black History is American History

Black History Month

Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, grew from Negro
History Week, which Carter G. Woodson initiated in 1925. The weeklong event was
extremely popular and supported, and in 1976 Gerald Ford recognized the whole month
of February as one in which the nation would honor the history of Black Americans.

As Morgan Freeman said, “Black history is American history.” During this month, let’s
spend time recognizing the contributions that Black Americans have made to our nation.
Have you read anything by a Black author recently? Listened to music performed by a
Black entertainer? Investigated and learned more about Black inventors, politicians,
activists, artists?
This month, try to expand your horizons beyond the familiar and reach for something
new. As always, we’ll be here for suggestions and resources!

Click HERE for some available on Overdrive!

Cool EVENTS to check out online:

Mae Jamison

PBS Books, in partnership with ASALH, will host a virtual conversation with trailblazer Dr. Mae Jemison on Wednesday, February 3 at 5pm ET | 2pm PT on Facebook Live, Youtube (PBS Books and ASALH), and on its website.

During the interview, Dr. Mae will discuss her newly re-released memoir “Finding Where the Wind Goes.”  You’ll hear about her various and diverse experiences—all which make her a trailblazer. This program is perfect complement to our Trailblazing Women Series offered during the 100 year celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and our Celebration of African American Life and History during Black History Month.

Dr. Mae Jemison, the world’s first woman of color in space, is truly a modern hero with a remarkable, inspiring story to tell. We look forward to sharing her story with the young (ages 8 and up) and the young at heart.  Don’t miss it!

Additional Resources
Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Origins of Black History
Month: https://asalh.org/about-us/origins-of-black-history-month/
About African American History Month: https://africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/about/



Mon: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun: Closed
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110 W. Arch Street
Fleetwood, PA 19522

Tel: 610-944-0146
Fax: 610-944-9064

40.4561, -75.82062

We provide...

  • Wi-Fi
  • Fax machine
  • Copier (black and white)
  • Copier (color)
  • Public Computers

About Our Library

The Fleetwood Area Public Library serves the residents of Fleetwood Borough, Maidencreek Township and Richmond Township in a brand new facility located on the first floor of the Fleetwood Community Center. The Fleetwood Area Public Library "Drives Fleetwood Forward" by providing equal access to quality resources and technology, encouraging an early and lifelong commitment to learning, and strengthening our community through the programs and services we provide