The Sacramento Public Library will present a variety of culturally-rich programs all through February in celebration of Black History Month.
February 1 – March 11
Ladies of Lincoln’s Era Exhibit (for families)
Look beyond the bonnet with the Ladies of Lincoln’s Era. Twelve stories of mischief- making, trend-setting and pistol-wielding women who made a difference in American history. Women featured in the exhibit include Harriet Tubman, ‘conductor’ on the Underground Railroad; Clara Barton, who established the American Red Cross; and Sojourner Truth, abolitionist, women’s rights advocate.
Sunday, February 10, at 2 pm
Celebrate Black History Month with Ebo Okokan (for families)
Explore the rich tradition of the Afro-Cuban culture through drumming, dance and song with this exciting folkloric music and dance ensemble.
Wednesday, February 20, at 6:30 pm
Here’s to the Ladies: Carmen, Billie, Nancy and Dinah with the Vivian Lee Quartet (for adults)
Jazz vocalist and recording artist Vivian Lee and her quartet will celebrate divas of jazz – Carmen McRea, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson and Dinah Washington. Hear the music and learn about the lives of these amazing African American women of the jazz world.
Tuesday, February 26, at 6 pm
March on Washington, Fifty Years Later (for adults)
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, D.C., the human rights rally during which Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. Join Joseph A. Palermo, Associate Professor of History, California State University, Sacramento for a presentation on this pivotal event. Professor Palermo is an expert on social movements of the 20th century and the history of American foreign policy.
For details, call (916) 264-2920 or visit saclibrary.org.