African-American History Month

February 2017

Theme: The Crisis in Black Education

This year’s national theme addresses “The Crisis in Black Education” and, with over 30 programs system-wide, NPL will delve into this topic on a local level. On Saturday, February 18 at Pretlow Anchor Branch Library, the presentation, “The Lemon Project: A Study of Slavery and Jim Crow at the College of William and Mary,” will examine the institution’s role in perpetuating slavery and racial discrimination. A puppet show, “Families and the Closing of Norfolk Schools in 1958,” will reveal how Massive Resistance impacted Norfolk families and will be shown at both Larchmont and Janaf Branch Libraries.

We are honored to have Norfolk Mayor Kenneth C. Alexander officially open our month-long celebration at Slover Library on Saturday, February 4, 2017. And, we will honor eight distinguished African American trailblazers in a special program acknowledging their many contributions to our area.

EventDate/Time
02/21/2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
02/22/2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
02/23/2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
02/23/2017 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
02/23/2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
02/25/2017 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
02/25/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
02/25/2017 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
02/25/2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
02/25/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
02/26/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
02/26/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
02/27/2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
02/28/2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM